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Articulating a 3D metaphor for displaying and exploring vacation packages

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This paper presents a 3DTV application that enables displaying and exploration of thematic information in a 3D environment using the book and carousel metaphor. To achieve its goal the system initially deposits all necessary information to be displayed in an XML data repository. The stored data is then displayed through dynamically created 3D artifacts that build up a 3D carousel with hanging 3D books and flipping 3D pages separated into different sections. The user can interact and explore the displayed information through a toolbar which gives him the ability to activate the carousel, to flip pages and section of pages and to zoom on information.


3D book metaphor 3D data visualization Electronic 3DTV publishing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Applied Informatics and Multimedia Dept.Technological Educational Institute of CreteHeraklionGreece

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