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3D whiteboard: collaborative sketching with 3D-tracked smart phones
Author(s): James Lue; Jürgen P. Schulze
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of our investigation of the feasibility of a new approach for collaborative drawing in 3D, based on Android smart phones. Our approach utilizes a number of fiduciary markers, placed in the working area where they can be seen by the smart phones' cameras, in order to estimate the pose of each phone in the room. Our prototype allows two users to draw 3D objects with their smart phones by moving their phones around in 3D space. For example, 3D lines are drawn by recording the path of the phone as it is moved around in 3D space, drawing line segments on the screen along the way. Each user can see the virtual drawing space on their smart phones' displays, as if the display was a window into this space. Besides lines, our prototype application also supports 3D geometry creation, geometry transformation operations, and it shows the location of the other user's phone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9012, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2014, 901204 (28 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2041167
Show Author Affiliations
James Lue, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Jürgen P. Schulze, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9012:
The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2014
Margaret Dolinsky; Ian E. McDowall, Editor(s)

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