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A gesture-free geometric approach for mid-air expression of design intent in 3D virtual pottery

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A gesture-free geometric approach for mid-air expression of design intent in 3D virtual pottery
The advent of depth cameras has enabled mid-air interactions for shape modeling with bare hands. Typically, these interactions employ a finite set of pre-defined hand gestures to allow users to specify modeling operations in virtual space. However, human interactions in real world shaping processes (such as pottery or sculpting) are complex, iterative, and continuous. In this paper, we show that the expression of user intent in shaping processes can be derived from the geometry of contact between the hand and the manipulated object. Specifically, we describe the design and evaluation of a geometric interaction technique for bare-hand mid-air virtual pottery. We model the shaping of a pot as a gradual and progressive convergence of the pot’s profile to the shape of the user’s hand represented as a point-cloud (PCL). Thus, a user does not need to learn, know, or remember any gestures to interact with our system. Our choice of pottery simplifies the geometric representation, all...
Vinayak, Karthik Ramani
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Updated 17 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where CAD
Authors Vinayak, Karthik Ramani
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