Four-dimensional viewing direction control by principal vanishing points operation and its application to four-dimensional fly-through experience

Takanobu Miwa, Yukihito Sakai, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a novel interactive method that handles the 4-D viewing direction via the pick and move operation of principal vanishing points displayed in 3-D space. The principal vanishing points are represented by projecting the points at infinity in the directions of the 4-D principal coordinate axes onto 3-D space. Since the principal vanishing points are associated with the 4- D visual axis, they act as a landmark when users move in 4-D space. We utilize them as an interface of the 4-D viewing direction control to achieve intuitive 4-D interaction. Using the proposed method, we construct an interactive system that enables users to observe 3-D perspective drawings of 4-D data from an arbitrary 4-D viewing direction at an arbitrary 4-D position. Moreover, translating the 4-D eye-point along the 4-D viewing direction, the proposed system provides the 4-D firstperson fly-through. The results of the user experiments show that the proposed system has a sufficient usability and an efficiency for 4-D interaction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, OzCHI 2013
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages95-104
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781450325257
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, OzCHI 2013 - Adelaide, SA
    Duration: 2013 Nov 252013 Nov 29

    Other

    Other25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, OzCHI 2013
    CityAdelaide, SA
    Period13/11/2513/11/29

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    Keywords

    • 4-D interaction
    • 4-D interface
    • 4-D space
    • 4-D viewing-direction
    • 4-D visualization
    • Principal vanishing points

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction

    Cite this

    Miwa, T., Sakai, Y., & Hashimoto, S. (2013). Four-dimensional viewing direction control by principal vanishing points operation and its application to four-dimensional fly-through experience. In Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, OzCHI 2013 (pp. 95-104). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2541016.2541029