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Virtual Window: A Peephole into another World

Hamza, Zaheer, Gary Pnematicatos, Nicholas Tip, Gary Marsden and Patrick Marais (2004) Virtual Window: A Peephole into another World. Technical Report CS04-19-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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This project investigates an effective means of streaming and displaying complex 3D scenes over a low-bandwidth wireless network to a remote PDA device, which has limited graphical capabilities. The PDA is also made position-aware, allowing user interaction to occur with a new degree of freedom, mapping real world movements such as rotation to virtual environment changes.
Rendering techniques such as silhouetting optimise PDA display rate, but slow PDA processing speed means image compression to reduce network latency is unfeasible. In spite of any technical limitations, however, preliminary user testing shows that the concept and methods of interaction developed are intuitive, with good potential for further system development.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Compression, Mobile, Rendering, Interaction
ID Code:159
Deposited By:Window, Virtual
Deposited On:21 October 2004