A Constrained Road-Based VR Navigation Technique for Travelling in 3D City Models

Timo Ropinski, Frank Steinicke, Klaus H. Hinrichs
Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT), page 228--235 - 2005
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In this paper we propose a novel navigation metaphor for the exploration of 3D city models in virtual environments. The presented metaphor supports intuitive navigation without disorientation through 3D city models in a manner similar to travelling in the real world. Based on a graph representation of the road network of a 3D city model camera paths are calculated and used to enable smooth camera motion. We will explain how smooth camera motions are computed and describe a user interface usable in both desktop-based as well as projection-based environments to specify travel destinations.

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@InProceedings\{RSH05,
  author       = "Ropinski, Timo and Steinicke, Frank and Hinrichs, Klaus H.",
  title        = "A Constrained Road-Based VR Navigation Technique for Travelling in 3D City Models",
  booktitle    = "Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT)",
  pages        = "228--235",
  year         = "2005",
  keywords     = "virtual-muenster-city-visualization",
  url          = "http://basilic.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/Publications/2005/RSH05"
}

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