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.

Publication Date


Journal or Conference Title

Graphics Interface



Conference Date

Jun 6 - Jun 10, 1988

Publisher Place

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Document Type

Conference Proceeding