Jung, T., Gross, M.D. and Do, E.Y.(2002) Annotating and Sketching on 3D Web models, Proceedings of the IUI 2002 conference, San Francisco, 13-16 January 2002, pp.95-102

Annotating and Sketching on 3D Web models


This paper reports on our progress and findings in building a Web annotation system for non-immersive 3D virtual environments. Over the last two years, we developed and tested two systems for collaborating designers to comment on virtual 3D models. Our first system, Redliner [12] lets design team members browse and leave text annotations on surfaces in three-dimensional models. Experience with Redliner, including two user evaluations in different settings, led us to develop Space Pen [13], a second annotation system with improved interaction capabilities. It goes beyond the post-it note metaphor, allowing users to draw in and on the virtual environment.