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MagicMark: a marking menu using 2D direction and 3D depth information

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This work was supported by Beijing Municipal Social Science Foundation (Grant No. 16YTC033), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61303162), and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities. We thank Yu GAN for the visual design.

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Lyu, F., Xi, R., Han, Y. et al. MagicMark: a marking menu using 2D direction and 3D depth information. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 61, 064101 (2018).

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