Published 13 August 2014
Posted by Stephen Holmes
Lead researcher Professor Tomás Dorta, of the university’s School of Design, explained from its presentation at Siggraph: “The system is a full scale immersive 3D environment. Users create drawings on hand-held tablets. They can then use the tablets to manipulate the sketches to create a 3D design within the space.”
The tablets are hooked up to the high resolution projector running off a standard MacBook, displaying in realtime across the projection of the image onto a five metre diameter spherically-concave screen, via a domed mirror. In short - it’s cheap and cheerful.
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