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The Virtual Table presents stereoscopic graphics to a user in a workbench-like setting. This paper reports on a user interface and new interaction techniques for the Virtual Table based on transparent props?a tracked hand-held pen and a pad. These props, but in particular the pad, are augmented with 3D graphics from the Virtual Table?s display. This configuration creates a very powerful and flexible interface for two-handed interaction that can be applied to other back-projected stereographic displays as well: the pad can serve as a palette for tools and controls as well as a window-like see-through interface, a plane-shaped and through-the-plane tool, supporting a variety of new interaction techniques.

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@techreport{Schmalstieg-1998-Usi,
  title =      "Using Transparent Props for Interaction with the Virtual
               Table",
  author =     "Dieter Schmalstieg and L. Miguel Encarna\c{c}\~{a}o and
               Zsolt Szalav\'{a}ri",
  year =       "1998",
  abstract =   "The Virtual Table presents stereoscopic graphics to a user
               in a workbench-like setting. This paper reports on a user
               interface and new interaction techniques for the Virtual
               Table based on transparent props?a tracked hand-held pen and
               a pad. These props, but in particular the pad, are augmented
               with 3D graphics from the Virtual Table?s display. This
               configuration creates a very powerful and flexible interface
               for two-handed interaction that can be applied to other
               back-projected stereographic displays as well: the pad can
               serve as a palette for tools and controls as well as a
               window-like see-through interface, a plane-shaped and
               through-the-plane tool, supporting a variety of new
               interaction techniques.",
  month =      oct,
  number =     "TR-186-2-98-25",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  institution = "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  note =       "human contact: technical-report@cg.tuwien.ac.at",
  keywords =   "magic lenses, window tools, transparent props, two-handed
               interaction, augmented reality, virtual reality",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/1998/Schmalstieg-1998-Usi/",
}