Researchers from the University of Montreal have developed a technique that enables computer cursors to interact in 3D scenarios. Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs Motorola Moto G 5G: Which one is a better choice?
The innovation offers designers an opportunity to navigate through and modify their creations manipulating 3D objects with 3D interactions. “Our new technology challenges the notion of what a cursor is and does,” said lead researcher professor Tomas Dorta from the university’s school of design. Also Read - Square Enix announces new Guardians of the Galaxy at E3 2021: Details here
“The cursor becomes a drawing and controlling plane,” he added. The technique involves using a tablet to control the cursor but since it does not necessarily rely on external tracking of the user’s movements, “eventually other devices such as smartphones or watches can be used,” the authors noted. Also Read - Top phones under Rs 10,000 in June 2021: Realme C25s, Redmi 9 Prime and more
The team explained how the cursor selects objects in space. The users simply sweep the 3D cursors through. “For the manipulations of objects, the users can use gestures and movements such as pinching and orientation,” Dorta noted.