The closer we are to an object the more detail we can see of its surface texture. So objects with smooth textures are usually interpreted being farther away. This is especially true if the surface texture spans all the distance from near to far.
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Haptics is the study of the sense of touch. There are many parts to touch, and five different types of touch nerve in the nervous system. Here, we look at what goes into detecting texture, how the nerves work, and some initial attempts to interface with them for VR.
Tangent space is sometimes called texture space. It is the co-ordinate systems for one face of any 3D skinned model. Use of tangent space, which this tutorial covers, is necessary to properly map a texture onto part of a 3D shape.
Novint Falcon is a commercial grade haptics unit. Essentially, it is a 3D joystick that responds with the full range of force: Weight, shape, texture, dimension, dynamics and force effects.
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(Press Release) Spiral Graphics Inc. May 24, 2005, announced the immediate availability of Genetica 2, the anticipated new version of its flagship seamless texture editor. Free demo versions of the application can be downloaded from the com...
German-based Sachform Technology (www.sachform.de) has released a suite of textures for use in immersive environments.
August, 18th, 2005, Sensbachtal, Germany ? Sachform Technology (www.sachform.de) is pleased to announce t...
CT texture analysis of primary tumors may be a potential imaging biomarker in localized esophageal cancer following neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to research being presented at the 2013 Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium. ...
The sense of touch requires three elements: Sense of pressure, sense of temperature, and sense of texture. Haptics and tactile sensors can give humans artificial pressure and artificial texture senses, but they cannot yet give temperature. ...
Researchers in Singapore have exploited advanced nanostructure technology to make a highly efficient and yet cheaper silicon solar cell. With this development, the researchers hope that the cost of solar energy can be halved.