We present a novel method for interactive retrieval of virtual 3D shapes using physical objects. Our method is based on simple physical 3D interaction with a set of tangible blocks. As the user connects blocks, the system automatically recognizes the shape of the constructed physical structure and picks similar 3D virtual shapes from a preset model database, in real time. Our system fully supports interactive retrieval of 3D virtual models in an extremely simple fashion, which is completely non-verbal and cross-cultural. These advantages make it an ideal interface for inexperienced users, previously barred from many applications that include 3D shape retrieval tasks.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Jul 7|
|Event||Proceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality 2004 - Chicago, IL, United States|
Duration: 2004 Mar 27 → 2004 Mar 31
|Other||Proceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality 2004|
|Period||04/3/27 → 04/3/31|
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