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SIGGRAPH 2018 BOF

Sandy Ressler

National Institute of Standards and Technology

https://slides.com/sressler/dlmfvrbof/

https://math.nist.gov/~SRessler/jab15/HomePage/

STOP THE PRESSES

Something happened on the way to SIGGRAPH

Digital Library of Math Functions Meets Virtual Reality

SIGGRAPH 2018 BOF

Sandy Ressler

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Kevin Chen

Poolsville High School / NIST SHIP Intern

https://slides.com/sressler/dlmfvrbof/

DLMF 

nearly 20 years/world class experts

VRML -> X3DOM

What would happen if we put all the DLMF surfaces into a VR environment?

DLMF VR

New Methods of Visual Browsing

Whoah!

Seriously cool dude!

Why do this?

Novel intuitive interaction..grab like a physical object

Novel color ... new color mapping relating to the math, existing is very minimal

Slicing and dicing simply physically...using results as shape searching

Novel browsing, filtering ...not limited to constraints of book and TOC

It's FUN!!!

FUN is Important

Shneiderman's Info Viz Mantra:

Overview first,

Zoom and filter,

details on demand

How to apply this to DLMF surfaces and info in a VR environment?

WebVR now WebXR

  • Web Baby
  • Still the best for distribution
  • Native understanding of hardware
    • no special software 
    • it's all in the browser

These are WEB Accessable

Aframe for the Win

Lots of Ideas for Future Work

  • UI and AR work with the DLMF book
  • Integration with real time math processing
  • shape search / clipping
  • 3D printing
  • Try the Oculus Go version after the session
  • https://math.nist.gov/~SRessler/projects.html

Get the F*** Out of Here

All Done

DLMFVRBOF

By Sandy Ressler

DLMFVRBOF

DLMF Meets VR for SIGGRAPH 2018 BOF

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