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Friction surfaces: scaled ray-casting manipulation for interacting with 2D GUIs
Andújar Gran, Carlos Antonio; Argelaguet Sanz, Fernando
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MOVING - Grup de Recerca en Modelatge, Interacció i Visualització en Realitat Virtual
The accommodation of conventional 2D GUIs with Virtual Environments (VEs) can greatly enhance the possibilities of many VE applications. In this paper we present a variation of the well-known ray-casting technique for fast and accurate selection of 2D widgets over a virtual window immersed into a 3D world. The main idea is to provide a new interaction mode where hand rotations are scaled down so that the ray is constrained to intersect the active virtual window. This is accomplished by changing the control-display ratio between the orientation of the user’s hand and the ray used for selection. Our technique uses a curved representation of the ray providing visual feedback of the orientation of both the input device and the selection ray. The users’ feeling is that they control a flexible ray that gets curved as it moves over a virtual friction surface defined by the 2D window. We have implemented this technique and evaluated its effectiveness in terms of accuracy and performance. Our experiments on a four-sided CAVE indicate that the proposed technique can increase the speed and accuracy of component selection in 2D GUIs immersed into 3D worlds.
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Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Sistemes d'informació::Interacció home-màquina
Human-computer interaction
Graphical user interfaces (Computer systems)
Virtual reality
Sistemes virtuals (Informàtica)
Interacció persona-ordinador
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