Mockup Builder: 3D Modeling On and Above the Surface

Bruno de Araujo 1 Géry Casiez 2, 3 Joaquim Jorge 4 Martin Hachet 5, 6
1 Visualization and Intelligent MultiModal Interfaces Group - INESC-ID
IST - Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
2 MINT2 - Méthodes et outils pour l'Interaction à gestes
Inria Lille - Nord Europe, CRIStAL - Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille (CRIStAL) - UMR 9189
5 Potioc - Popular interaction with 3d content
LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest
Abstract : We present Mockup Builder, a semi-immersive environment for conceptual design which allows virtual mockups to be created using gestures. Our goal is to provide a familiar way for people conceive, create and manipulate three-dimensional shapes. To this end, we developed on-and-above-the-surface interaction techniques based on asymmetric bimanual interaction for creating and editing 3D models in a stereoscopic environment. Our approach combines both hand and finger tracking in the space on and above a multitouch surface. This combination brings forth an alternative design environment where users can seamlessly switch between interacting on the surface or in the space above it to leverage the benefit of both interaction spaces. A formal user evaluation with our experimental setup shows very promising avenues for further work towards providing an alternative to nowadays CAD system user interfaces.
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Bruno de Araujo, Géry Casiez, Joaquim Jorge, Martin Hachet. Mockup Builder: 3D Modeling On and Above the Surface. Computers and Graphics, Elsevier, 2013, 37 (3), pp.165-178. ⟨10.1016/j.cag.2012.12.005⟩. ⟨hal-00795343⟩

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