Manipulating the Future: Predictor Based Feedback for Velocity Control in Virtual Environment Navigation
This paper introduces a predictor based visual feedback aid for navigating through virtual environments using velocity control. The predictor indicates to the user where and how fast he or she is travelling and has a direct manipulation feel to it. Experiences using the predictor to navigate over digital terrain maps are discussed, which show it to be an aide in learning to use velocity control and in creating smooth flight paths over thinned wire frame representation of a scene for subsequent single frame animation. Measurements of performance in using the predictor to fly through a tube scene show a benefit for the less experienced users.
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Journal or Conference Title
I3D Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games
New York, NY, USA
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
D. Chapman and C. Ware, "Manipulating the future," Proceedings of the 1992 symposium on Interactive 3D graphics - SI3D ’92, 1992.