Explosion Diagrams in Augmented Reality

Denis Kalkofen, Markus Tatzgern, Dieter Schmalstieg

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This article introduces explosion diagrams to Augmented Reality (AR) applications. It presents algorithms to seamlessly integrate an object's explosion diagram into a real world environment, including the AR rendering of relocated objects textured with live video and the restoration of visual information which are hidden behind relocated objects. It demonstrates several types of visualizations for convincing AR explosion diagrams and it discusses visualizations of exploded parts as well as visual links conveying their relocation direction. Furthermore, we show the integration of our rendering and visualization techniques in an AR framework, which is able to automatically compute a diagram's layout and an animation of its corresponding explosion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVR 2009 - IEEE Virtual Reality 2009, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781424439430
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventVR 2009 - IEEE Virtual Reality 2009 - Lafayette, LA, United States
Duration: 14 Mar 200918 Mar 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


ConferenceVR 2009 - IEEE Virtual Reality 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLafayette, LA


  • Mediated and diminished reality.
  • Object overlay and spatial layout techniques
  • Realtime rendering


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