Using Animation to Enhance 3D User Interfaces for Multimedia

Using Animation to Enhance 3D User Interfaces for Multimedia

Bruce H. Thomas (University of South Australia, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-00-6.ch011
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Cartoon animation techniques have previously been used to enhance the illusion of direct manipulation in 2D graphical user interfaces. In particular, animation may be used to convey a feeling of substance to the objects being manipulated by the user. To lay a solid framework for this work, an extensive review of current applications of animation to user interfaces is presented. This chapter goes on to present an expansion of the 2D animation concepts to the domain of 3D interfaces for multimedia and virtual reality. This chapter focuses on the improvement of the legibility of users’ actions in 3D multimedia and virtual reality applications, and details animation effects to support this legibility. In particular, I present animation effects for 3D graphical object manipulation. These effects include a standard set of 3D direct manipulation operations which have been extended to include animated visual feedback to add substance, operation cues for the user and constraint visualisation. The visual feedback effects using 3D warping can substitute for haptic feedback, as in the case of the squashing of an object when pressed against a wall, or the stretching of an object to show frictional forces. Finally, a pinning effect is explored for multiple users’ manipulating a common object in a collaborative environment.

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Table of Contents
Mahbubur Rahman Syed
Chapter 1
Helen C. Purchase, Daniel Naumann
Models of multimedia communication are attempts to classify the numerous types of media objects available, and to provide a basis for the use of... Sample PDF
A Semiotic Model of Multimedia: Theory and Evaluation
Chapter 2
Nevenka Dimitrova, Yong Rui, Ishmar K. Sethi
The production of multimedia content has grown overwhelmingly in recent years due to decreasing hardware costs, inexpensive storage and ubiquitous... Sample PDF
Media Content Management
Chapter 3
Ray-I. Chang, Wei-Kuan Shih
The great progresses in computer and network technologies make applications of distributed multimedia ever more popular. Various commercial products... Sample PDF
Real-Time Disk Scheduling for Multimedia Data Retrieval
Chapter 4
Chin-Chen Chang, Yung-Kuan Chan, Annie Y.H. Chou, Wei-Pang Yang
2D-string and 2D H-string are commonly used to describe the spatial relationships among the objects of a picture. This chapter introduces a new data... Sample PDF
Representing Symbolic Pictures Using Iconic Indexing
Chapter 5
Nick Bryan-Kinns
This chapter presents a conceptual framework which supports reuse in hypermedia applications. Reuse is important in hypermedia, and especially... Sample PDF
A Framework for Supporting Reuse in Hypermedia
Chapter 6
Peter Kroll, Torsten Radtke, Volker Zerbe
Data compression, and in particular image compression, plays an important role in today’s information age. Images take up over 90% of the data... Sample PDF
Compression of Still Images
Chapter 7
David Squire, Henning Muller, Wolfgang Muller, Stephane Marchand-Maillet, Thierry Pun
The growth in size and accessibility of multimedia databases has changed our approach to information retrieval. Classical text-based systems show... Sample PDF
Design and Evaluation of a Content-Based Image Retrieval System
Chapter 8
Du-Seok Jin, Jae-Woo Chang
Recently it is common for users to acquire through the World Wide Web a variety of multimedia documents. As the number of Web documents is... Sample PDF
A Multimedia Document Retrieval System Supporting Structure- and Content-Based Retrieval
Chapter 9
Lilac Al-Safadi, Janusz Getta
The advancement of multimedia technologies has enabled electronic processing of information to be recorded in formats that are different from the... Sample PDF
Semantic Content-Based Retrieval for Video Documents
Chapter 10
Paolo Ciaccia, Wilma Penzo, Danilo Montesi, Alberto Trombetta
This chapter presents a fuzzy-based algebra, called SAMEW, to query multimedia objects. SAMEW allows for dealing within a common framework with... Sample PDF
Fuzzy Query Languages for Multimedia Data
Chapter 11
Bruce H. Thomas
Cartoon animation techniques have previously been used to enhance the illusion of direct manipulation in 2D graphical user interfaces. In... Sample PDF
Using Animation to Enhance 3D User Interfaces for Multimedia
Chapter 12
Antonia Lucinelma Pessoa Albuquerque, Jonas Gomes, Luiz Velho
Techniques of filming using special effects have existed since the 1920s, well before the advent of computers. Two of them are known as Back... Sample PDF
Virtual Sets: Concepts and Trends
Chapter 13
Franc Solina, Slavko Krapez, Ales Jaklic, Vito Komac
Deaf people, as a marginal community, may have severe problems in communicating with hearing people. Usually, they have a lot of problems even with... Sample PDF
Multimedia Dictionary and Synthesis of Sign Language
Chapter 14
Gour C. Karmakar, Laurence Dooley, Mahbubhur Rahman Syed
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of various methods of fuzzy logic-based image segmentation techniques. Fuzzy image segmentation... Sample PDF
Review of Fuzzy Image Segmentation Techniques
Chapter 15
Claus Witfelt
This chapter is a step on the way to establishing a multimedia didactics for compulsory school. In the chapter we review findings from the European... Sample PDF
Educational Multimedia and Teacher Competencies
Chapter 16
Juhani E. Tuovinen
The work described in this chapter is a synthesis of recent instructional cognition research implications for fundamental educational multimedia... Sample PDF
Cognition Research Basis for Instructional Multimedia
Chapter 17
Pavel Slavik, Marek Kulvejt, David Hromas, Josef Novak
The importance of multimedia in distance education has increased steadily over the last few years. This fact implies a growing need for the... Sample PDF
Cheap Production of Multimedia Programs
Chapter 18
Balakrishnan Prabhakaran
Temporal models associated with a multimedia presentation describe the ordering of presentation of various objects in the time domain. In multimedia... Sample PDF
Temporal Models and Their Applications in Multimedia Information Retrieval
Chapter 19
Willrich Roberto, Pierre de Saqui-Sannes, Patrick Senac, Michel Diaz
Multimedia authoring involves people not familiar with formal design techniques, but eager to check documents against synchronization, scheduling... Sample PDF
HTSPN: An Experience in Formal Modeling of Multimedia Applications Coded in MHEG or Java
Chapter 20
Rosanne Price, Bala Srinivasan
Recent interest in spatiotemporal data modeling comes from Multimedia Information Retrieval and Geographic Information System communities. Early... Sample PDF
Issues in Spatiotemporal Data Modeling
Chapter 21
Josef Pieprzyk
Internet and its widespread usage for multimedia document distribution put the copyright issue in a complete new setting. Multimedia documents... Sample PDF
Multimedia Copyright Protection
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