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Third ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL'03)
How to Turn the Page
Houston, Texas USA
May 27-May 31
ISBN: 0-7695-1939-3
Yi-Chun Chu, University of Waikato
Ian H. Witten, University of Waikato
Richard Lobb, University of Auckland
David Bainbridge, 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.
Citation:
Yi-Chun Chu, Ian H. Witten, Richard Lobb, David Bainbridge, "How to Turn the Page," jcdl, pp.186, Third ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL'03), 2003
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