Using Hand Position for Virtual Object Placement
Placement of an object in three-dimensional space is a six-degree-of-freedom (6D) operation requiring three variables to specify location and three more to specify orientation. This paper reports on an investigation using a six-degree-of-freedom digitizer to manipulate 3D scenes stored in a computer. Two experiments are presented, which evaluate speed and accuracy of placement under different conditions. Results show that placement times are faster with stereopsis, when z translations are disabled (when accurate translation is required) and when both rotations and translations are allowed simultaneously. The implications of these results are discussed.
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Journal or Conference Title
6, Issue 5
New York, NY, USA
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
C. Ware, "Using hand position for virtual object placement," The Visual Computer, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 245–253, Sep. 1990.