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Investigations into optimal color and shape primitives using the Perspecta 3D volumetric display
Author(s): George A. Reis; Paul R. Havig; Eric L. Heft; John P. McIntire
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Paper Abstract

Volumetric displays allow users to view freely three-dimensional (3D) imagery without special eyewear. However, due to low display resolution, many colors appear distorted compared to their representation on a flat-panel display. In addition, due to the unique nature of the display, some shapes, objects, and orientations can also appear distorted. This study examines the perceptual range of virtual objects in a Perspecta 3D volumetric display to determine which combination of object type, size, position, and color produces the best perceived 3D image. Across three experiments, we test different object types, hues, saturation levels of hues, and position within the volumetric display. Participants rated their hue and shape naming confidence as well as their ratings on solidity. Various significant main and interaction effects were exhibited among three separate experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6956, Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics II, 69560C (17 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776764
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George A. Reis, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Paul R. Havig, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Eric L. Heft, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John P. McIntire, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6956:
Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics II
John Tudor Thomas; Andrew Malloy, Editor(s)

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