Houston, Texas USA
May 27, 2003 to May 31, 2003
Ian H. Witten , University of Waikato
Richard Lobb , University of Auckland
Yi-Chun Chu , University of Waikato
Can digital libraries provide a reading experience that more closely resembles a real book than a scrolled or paginated electronic display? This paper describes a prototype page-turning system that realistically animates full three-dimensional page-turns. The dynamic behavior is generated by a mass-spring model defined on a rectangular grid of particles. The prototype takes a PDF or E-book file, renders it into a sequence of PNG images representing individual pages, and animates the page-turns under user control. The simulation behaves fairly naturally, although more computer graphics work is required to perfect it.
Ian H. Witten, Richard Lobb, Yi-Chun Chu, "How to Turn the Page", JCDL, 2003, Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on, Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on 2003, pp. 186, doi:10.1109/JCDL.2003.1204862