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AnyOrbit is a 6DOF spatial navigation technique that utilises orbital trajectories. It can be applied to virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), computer-aided design (CAD), data visualisation, and the consumption of other 3D content including 3D real-time sports and video. The key invention here is the use of spiral trajectories to navigate smoothly between orbital paths around different points of interest. We have demonstrated several regimes and use-cases including: user controlled point of interest selection; directed point of interest; and eye-tracked point of interest selection. The current direction of the research is to apply the technique to storytelling, data visualisation, and augmented reality CAD systems.


Benjamin I. Outram
Yun Suen Pai
Kevin Fan
Kouta Minamizawa
Kai Kunze

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Presented at SUI 2016 Best Poster Award

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Benjamin I. Outram, Yun Suen Pai, Kevin Fan, Kouta Minamizawa, and Kai Kunze. 2016. AnyOrbit: Fluid 6DOF Spatial Navigation of Virtual Environments using Orbital Motion. In Proceedings of the 2016 Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 199-199. DOI: