Issue No. 03 - May/June (2002 vol. 22)
David J. Kasik , Boeing Commercial Airplanes Information Systems
James J. Troy , Boeing Company
Stephen R. Amorosi , Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Marie O. Murray , Boeing Mathematics and Computing Technology
Shankar N. Swamy , Boeing Company
<p>A number of technologies have matured to the point that 3D geometry is essential to design and build physical products. As geometric models become more complex, visual analysis of the models and associated computational results have become essential tools. Complications arise because new computing technology and display technology are being introduced daily. Display technology is particularly hard to assess because of the real variety in technical approaches (rendering techniques like shading and stereo and screen configurations like flat, cylindrical, and spherical) and the need to understand the human visual/perceptual process. This article summarizes the results of an assessment of navigation through complex 3D geometry to find detailed components on three different display devices. The experiment was performed within a framework that was developed to support systematic future research.</p>
3D geometry, display devices, large screens, rendering techniques, visual perception.
D. J. Kasik, J. J. Troy, S. R. Amorosi, M. O. Murray and S. N. Swamy, "Evaluating Graphics Displays for Complex 3D Models," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 22, no. , pp. 56-64, 2002.