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Workspace-Driven, Blended Orbital Viewing in Immersive Environments

  • Scott Frees
  • David Lancellotti
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6773)

Abstract

We present several additions to orbital viewing in immersive virtual environments, including a method of blending standard and orbital viewing to allow smoother transitions between modes and more flexibility when working in larger workspaces. Based on pilot studies, we present methods of allowing users to manipulate objects while using orbital viewing in a more natural way. Also presented is an implementation of workspace recognition, where the application automatically detects areas of interest and offers to invoke orbital viewing as the user approaches.

Keywords

Immersive Virtual Environments Context-Sensitive Interaction 3DUI interaction techniques 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Frees
    • 1
  • David Lancellotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Ramapo College of New JerseyMahwahUSA

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