Placement in space is inherently six dimensional. An object can be translated in x, y and z cartesian coordinates, and it can be rotated about three axes to change its orientation. A six dimensional sensor I\I(/S conj/gured as a one button six dimensional mouse (which we call a bat) and interfaced with an IRIS workstation thus creating an environment for investigating the problems of object placement. A sojiware workbench was built which allows the manipulation of hierarchical scenes displayed on a monitor. The features of the workbench are described together with experiences using the bat in a variety of interaction modes.
Journal or Conference Title
Jun 6 - Jun 10, 1988
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ware, Colin and Jessome, Danny R., "Using the Bat: a Six Dimensional Mouse for Object Placement" (1988). Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. 768.