Towards an interactive spatial product visualisation: a comparative analysis of prevailing 3D visualisation paradigms
by Eliab Z. Opiyo, Imre Horvath
International Journal of Product Development (IJPD), Vol. 11, No. 1/2, 2010

Abstract: This paper reviews and analyses the emerging three-dimensional (3D) displays, categorises them according to criteria that describe the common features of target applications and identifies the appropriate type of 3D visualisation paradigm for spatial visualisation of products. The desirable features and requirements for spatial product visualisation technologies are compiled and used as the basis for comparing possible visualisation paradigms. Comparatively, the devices that display accessible images in an actual volume of space better match spatial product visualisation demands. However, only a subset of these demands is met. A more robust 3D visualisation means is therefore required. What is actually needed is an interactive 3D visualisation means that allows viewers to access 3D images directly in 3D space (e.g., by using natural modes of communication such as hand motions), facilitates collaboration and shows virtual products in their real context.

Online publication date: Thu, 06-May-2010

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