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Knödel, Sebastian (1979-....).

Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 2 languages and 2 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Sebastian Knödel
Beyond desktop : designing novel user interfaces to enhance 3D exploration by Sebastian Knödel( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Our research concerns the investigation of new approaches that enhance 3D exploration in virtual environments for users. Thereby, we concentrate on design of novel transversal 3D interaction techniques that are simple, efficient and benefit from new input technology, like tactile interfaces. Our approach allows users to perform complex 3D interaction using single and multiple 2D touch input. Users carry out simple touch, stroke or sketch-based gestures to interact with content. To draw conclusions about the usability of our interfaces we evaluate the interaction techniques by conducting users studies. In addition, we adopt different traditional and illustrative visualization techniques to highlight object characteristics in focus while preserving context information. Furthermore, we propose new methods for collaboration between users, who interact together with 3D data using varying technology, from small mobile devices to immersive virtual environments
Techniques d'interaction, affichage personnalisé et reconstruction de surfaces pour la réalité augmentée spatiale by Brett Ridel( )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis extends the field of spatial augmented reality (SAR). Spatial augmented reality allows to improve or modify the perception of the reality with virtual information displayed directly in the real world, using video-projection. Many fields such as tourism, entertainment, education, medicine, industry or cultural heritage may benefit from it. Recent computer science techniques allow to measure, analyse and visualise the geometry of the surface of real objects, as for instance archeological artefacts. We propose a SAR interaction and visualisation technique that combines the advantages of the study of both real and 3D archeological artefacts. Thus, we superimpose on the object an expressive rendering based on curvatures with SAR, allowing for example to show details of engravings. Next, we simulate the use of a flashlight with the help of a 6-degree-of-freedom controller. The user can then specify the area on the object to be augmented and adjust the various necessary parameters of the expressive rendering. One of the main caracteristics of SAR is to enable multiple users to simultaneously participate to the same experience. However, depending on the target application, this can be seen as a drawback. We propose a new display device that allows to create experiences in SAR that are both multi-user and personalised by taking into account the user point of view. In order to do so, the projection display, set in front of the object to augment, is made from a material that is both retro-reflective and semi-transparent. We suggest two different uses of this new device, as well as two scenarios of application. Most of recent tracking solutions, even with the knowledge of the geometry of the object beforehand, fail when applied to the augmentation of deformable objects. In order to adress this issue, we propose a reconstruction technique for developable surfaces using parabolic-cylinders based on MLS. This kind of surface may represent cloth or fabric for instance. We show a solution addressing approximation issues in areas where the problem becomes ambiguous
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