Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on (2003)
Houston, Texas USA
May 27, 2003 to May 31, 2003
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.
R. Lobb, D. Bainbridge, I. H. Witten and Y. Chu, "How to Turn the Page," Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on(JCDL), Houston, Texas USA, 2003, pp. 186.