Interactive Color Perspective for 3D Graphics Applications: Enhancing Depth Perception and the Understanding of Object Relations

  • Dietrich Kammer
  • Jan Wojdziak
  • Rainer Groh
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 373)


Perceiving depth and spatial relations between objects in virtual environments is challenging and can be facilitated by the rendering process in 3D graphics applications. Often the perspective projection is not sufficient to visualize all necessary information because the projected image can lead to position and orientation ambiguity. Therefore, additional indicators are needed to improve the visualization of information about spatial relationships and the structure of the scene. For this purpose, we introduce a toolbox that applies color as an interactive design tool. Within this toolbox, six algorithms can be used to dynamically modulate the coloring of single objects or the scene as a whole. For evaluation, we report a study that tested whether object coloring as implemented in the toolbox can change apparent depth.


Painting-like rendering Non-Photorealistic Rendering Drawing Real-time Graphics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietrich Kammer
    • 1
  • Jan Wojdziak
    • 1
  • Rainer Groh
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science, Media DesignTechnische Universität DresdenGermany

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