Computer human interface: A sense of touch in online sculpting

Creighton, Ian & Ho-Stuart, Chris J. (2004) Computer human interface: A sense of touch in online sculpting. In 2nd international conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques in Australasia and South East Asia GRAPHITE '04, Singapore.

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This paper describes the work-in-progress of an online multimedia tool employing the sense of touch in exploring and learning sculpting techniques over the Internet. Many game applications use haptic devices as a control mechanism yet little has been documented on the use of this controlling procedure in an educational setting. The internet based instructional device suggested here has its own suite of modeling tools accessed by a customised interface designed with widely accessible software (Macromedia Director). It makes use of a simple force-feedback joystick to control a spherical cursor which makes changes to the surface of a 3D model represented onscreen. Using Flash Web Server and the Internet, the system is able to support a collaborative environment encouraging interaction between student and tutor. It is hoped this system will become a research and development tool in online education.

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ID Code: 1341
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the publisher’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
DOI: 10.1145/988834.988855
ISBN: 1581138830
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Interactive Media (190205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Association for Computing Machinery
Deposited On: 19 May 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:08

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