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Vol.33 No.3 August 1999
ACM SIGGRAPH


3D & Application

3D Environment Characteristics Data Types Other Factors Examples 3D Barrier Role as Computer Interface Display Current Status Future Expectations
Real Emulation Objects - CAD and Other Natural Objects; Physical Space; People; 2D Objects - Photos or Pages Interaction; Contained Environment; Realism of Movement and Response; Quality of Object or Environment Recognition Vis-Sim; Training; Animation; Special Effects Very High - Object and Environment Emulation is Difficult Initially Limited - Could be Significant Many Forms including Multiple Displays and Stereo for Each Eye Limited to Narrow Market Segments Significant Long Term Impact on all Forms of Human Interface to Technology
Recognizable Non-Visible Objects; Organs - Human or Animal; Objects - CAD and Other Natural Objects; Physical Space; People; 2D Objects - Photos or Pages Interaction; Contained Environment; Plausibility of Movement and Response; Realism of Object or Environment Identification Training; Entertainment; Visualization Exploration; Very High to Moderate Based on Use Initially Limited - Could be Significant Today it is typically only one Display Used only in Games Potential Long Term Impact
Artificial Abstract Data Representations; Financial Data; 2D Images or Bit Map Representations; Non-Visible Objects Object to Object Relationships and Interaction; Data Interface; Attribute Recognition; Display Characteristics Enterprise Visualization; Scientific Visualization; Modeling; Trend Analysis Potentially Low Interface Could be the Application Could be Accomplished as one Display; Many Other Options Largely Not Developed Could become the Dominant Use for 3D
Real & Any 3D Environment Any Data Type Integration of Real with 3D; Display Methodology; User Interaction VR with See Through Glasses; 3D Display Panel; Virtual Sets Directly Related to Data Type Unknown Varies with the Method of Combination Prominent Application is Virtual SetsCould become the Dominant Use for 3D

Source: 4th Wave, Inc.