The Eraser Pen: A New Interaction Paradigm for Curve Sketching in 3D

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: De Amicis, R.; Bruno, F.; Stork, A.; Luchi, M. L.
Section: Supportive technologies
Page(s): 465-470


In this paper we present a new interaction technique for curve sketching in 3D which integrates the two tasks of creating and editing into one paradigm: the 3D-eraser pen. The eraser pen allows drawing and deleting curves in 3D without mode switching just by changing the direction of the hand movement. In that way we have combined the creation and deletion process, rewriting the pencil and rubber metaphor in just one tool. The aim is to support the user to create the intended shape from the beginning.As a proof-of-concept we have developed our concept in a semi-immersive virtual environment for 3D-curve sketching in free space.

Keywords: 3D-interaction, free-form surface design, CAD, HCI


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