VR 2017

2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), March 18-22, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Travel in Large-Scale Head-Worn VR: Pre-oriented Teleportation with WIMs and Previews
Carmine Elvezio, Mengu Sukan, Steven Feiner, and Barbara Tversky
(Columbia University, USA; Teachers College, USA)
Abstract: We demonstrate an interaction technique that allows a user to point at a world-in-miniature representation of a city-scale virtual environment and perform efficient and precise teleportation by pre-orienting an avatar. A preview of the post-teleport view of the full-scale virtual environment updates interactively as the user adjusts the position, yaw, and pitch of the avatar's head with a pair of 6DoF-tracked controllers. We describe design decisions and contrast with alternative approaches to virtual travel.


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