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The MagicBook - moving seamlessly between reality and virtuality

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3 Author(s)
Billinghurst, M. ; Human Interface Technol. Lab., Washington Univ., Seattle, WA, USA ; Kato, H. ; Poupyrev, I.

The MagicBook project is an early attempt to explore how we can use a physical object to smoothly transport users between reality and virtuality. Young children often fantasize about flying into the pages of a fairy tale and becoming part of the story. The MagicBook project makes this fantasy a reality using a normal book as the main interface object. People can turn the pages of the book, look at the pictures, and read the text without any additional technology. However, if a person looks at the pages through an augmented reality display, they see 3D virtual models appearing out of the pages. The models appear attached to the real page so users can see the augmented reality scene from any perspective by moving themselves or the book. The virtual content can be any size and is animated, so the augmented reality view is an enhanced version of a traditional 3D pop-up book.

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Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 3 )