Intuitive control of "bird's eye" overview images for navigation in an enormous virtual environment

Shinji Fukatsu, Yoshifumi Kitamura, Toshihiro Masaki, Fumio Kishino

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

30 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We propose a manipulation technique to intuitively control the "bird's eye" overview display of an entire large-scale virtual environment in a display system that present a user with both overviews (global views) and a life-size virtual environment (local view) simultaneously. It enables efficient navigation even in enormous and complicated environments using both global and local views. The motion of the bird's eye viewpoint interlocks with the relative motion of the user's viewpoint and his/her hand, therefore, the user can control the "bird's eye" viewpoint by intuitive manipulation. Sophisticated display techniques are obtained based on the proposed method by introducing some constraints on the parameters of the "bird's eye" viewpoint. Experimental results show a combination of the bird's eye overview image and the life-size local image is displayed to the user by reflecting his/her intuitive manipulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 1998
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages67-76
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1581130198, 9781581130195
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 1998 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 1998 Nov 21998 Nov 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST

Other

OtherACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 1998
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period98/11/298/11/5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Intuitive control of "bird's eye" overview images for navigation in an enormous virtual environment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this