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Development of a stereoscopic three-dimensional drawing application
Author(s): Donald E. Carver; David F. McAllister
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Paper Abstract

With recent advances in 3-D technology, computer users have the opportunity to work within a natural 3-D environment; a flat panel LCD computer display of this type, the DTI-100M made by Dimension Technologies, Inc., recently went on the market. In a joint venture between DTI and NCSU, an object-oriented 3-D drawing application, 3-D Draw, was developed to address some issues of human interface design for interactive stereo drawing applications. The focus of this paper is to determine some of the procedures a user would naturally expect to follow while working within a true 3-D environment. The paper discusses (1) the interface between the Macintosh II and DTI-100M during implementation of 3-D Draw, including stereo cursor development and presentation of current 2-D systems, with an additional `depth'' parameter, in the 3-D world, (2) problems in general for human interface into the 3-D environment, and (3) necessary functions and/or problems in developing future stereoscopic 3-D operating systems/tools.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1457, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications II, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46294
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Donald E. Carver, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
David F. McAllister, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1457:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications II
John O. Merritt; Scott S. Fisher, Editor(s)

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