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A user-centered approach on combining realism and interactivity in virtual environments

Roussou, M; Drettakis, G; Tsingos, N; Reche, A; Gallo, E; (2004) A user-centered approach on combining realism and interactivity in virtual environments. In: Ikei, Y and Göbel, M and Chen, J, (eds.) VR 2004: IEEE Virtual Reality 2004: Proceedings: Chicago, Illinois, March 27-31, 2004. (pp. 251 - 252). IEEE Computer Society Press: Piscataway, US.

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a project that adopts a user-centered approach in the design of virtual environments (VEs) with enhanced realism and interactivity, guided by real-world applications in the areas of urban planning/architecture and cultural heritage education. In what concerns realism, we introduce an image-based 3D capture process, where realistic models are created from photographs and subsequently displayed in a VR system using a high-quality, view-dependent algorithm. The VE is further enhanced using advanced vegetation and shadow display algorithms as well as 3D sound. A high degree of interactivity is added, allowing users to build and manipulate elements of the VEs according to their needs, as specified through a user task analysis and scenario-based approach which is currently being evaluated. This work is developed as part of the Ell-funded research project CREATE.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:A user-centered approach on combining realism and interactivity in virtual environments
ISBN:0780384156
DOI:10.1109/VR.2004.1310094
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/VR.2004.1310094
Additional information:A User-Centered Approach on Combining Realism and Interactivity in Virtual Environments, RoussouDrettakis:2004:IEEEVR
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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