Accession Number : ADA290034

Title :   Visualization of CAD Objects Using a Stereoscopic Display.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT STATE UNIV DAYTON OH COLL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Michael E. ; Gallimore, Jennie J.

PDF Url : ADA290034

Report Date : 15 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Subjects memorized the shape of a static 3-D object displayed on a stereoscopic CRT. In each of a series of trials that followed, single static objects were presented. The angular orientation of each trial object was one of six 36-degree increments relative to the angle of the memorized stimulus. The subject's task was to determine, as quickly and accurately as possible, whether the trial object was the same shape as the memorized object or its mirrored image. One of the two cases was always true. Disparity and interposition were manipulated in a within-subject manner during the initial memorization period and the trials that followed. Subject response time and error rate were evaluated. The experimental objective was to determine the extent to which stereopsis and hidden surface affect subjects' ability to (1) transfer to and retrieve from long-term memory spatial information about a 3-D object, and (2) visualize spatial characteristics in a quick and direct manner. Improved performance due to hidden surface is the most convincing experimental finding. The study also found a significant but limited stereopsis effect.

Descriptors :   *THREE DIMENSIONAL, *DATA DISPLAYS, *CATHODE RAY TUBES, *STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION TIME, RATES, ERRORS, VISION, RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), STATICS, STEREOSCOPES.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE