[CESCG logo] Design of a Collaborative Multi User Desktop System for Augmented Reality

Hermann Wurnig

Institute of Computer Graphics
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna, Austria
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The performance of 3D-graphics hardware and rendering systems is constantly increasing. Despite this development, concerning research, 3D-desktop systems are still waste lands compared to their 2D counterparts. Only very few system exist, and those are sparely documented. At the Institute of Computer Graphics at the Vienna University of Technology, we are currently designing and implementing a three-dimensional virtual desktop. This paper provides insight into the design goals, the structure of the system and describes the most important and interesting concepts that lie behind.
Keywords: augmented reality, interaction, collaborative work, multi-user desktop system, 3D-windows, layers.

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