Napkin Sketch is a 3D sketching interface which attempts to support sketch-based artistic expression in 3D, mimicking some of the qualities of
conventional sketching medium and tools both in terms of physical properties and interaction experience. A portable tablet PC is used as the sketching platform,
and handheld mixed reality techniques are employed to allow 3D sketches to be created on top of a physical napkin. Intuitive manipulation and navigation within
the 3D design space is achieved by visually tracking the tablet PC with a camera and mixed reality markers. For artistic expression using sketch input, we improve
upon the projective 3D sketching approach with a one stroke sketch plane definition technique. This coupled with the hardware setup produces a fluid sketching experience.
Researchers: Min Xin, Ehud Sharlin, Mario Costa Sousa
- M. Xin, E. Sharlin, and M. Sousa, “Napkin Sketch-Handheld Mixed Reality 3D Sketching”, proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, 2008. ACM VRST '08, Bordeaux, France, October 27-29, 2008. ACM, ACM Press.
- M. Xin, Min, E. Sharlin and M. Costa Sousa, “3D Sketching and Collaborative Design with Napkin Sketch-The Video” Departmental Technical Report (Video report, 15 min.) 2011-1000-12, April 19, 2011, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, AB, Canada, 2011.
- M. Xin, E. Sharlin and M. Costa Sousa, “Napkin Sketch”, Departmental Technical Report 2008-891-04, June 17, 2008, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, AB, Canada, 2008.