VRMenuDesigner: A toolkit for automatically generating and modifying VR menus

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PubDate: Sep 2021

Teams: Shandong University of Science and Technology;University of South Australia

Writers: Shengzhe Hou, Bruce H. Thomas

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Abstract

With the rapid development of Virtual Reality (VR) technology, the research of User Interface (UI), especially menus, in the VR environment has attracted more and more attention. However, it is very tedious for researchers to develop UI from scratch or modify existing functions and there are no easy-to-use tools for efficient development. This paper aims to present VRMenuDesigner, a flexible and modular toolkit for automatically generating/modifying VR menus. This toolkit is provided as open-source library and easy to extend to adapt to various requirements. The main contribution of this work is to organize the menus and functions with object-oriented thinking, which makes the system very understandable and extensible. VRMenuDesigner includes two key tools: Creator and Modifier for quickly generating and modifying elements. Moreover, we developed several built-in menus and discussed their usability. After a brief review and taxonomy of 3D menus, the architecture and implementation of the toolbox are introduced.

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