Haptic editor

Sho Kamuro, Yuta Takeuchi, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In this project, we propose an interactive content creation and editing system for haptic-enabled 3D content by drawing shapes in the air and copying and pasting surface textures. To achieve realistic haptic interaction, we create a data structure for haptic content using three kinesthetic layers and a tactile layer. The user creates haptic 3D models by drawing geometries through aerial sketching; painting compliance and friction values on the layers; and copying and pasting the vibrotactile surface textures of real objects onto the virtual model. We present a user-friendly haptic interface to enable these functions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, SA 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, SA 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2012 Nov 282012 Dec 1

Publication series

NameSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, SA 2012


OtherSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, SA 2012



  • 3D modeling
  • Haptic interaction
  • Haptic interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Kamuro, S., Takeuchi, Y., Minamizawa, K., & Tachi, S. (2012). Haptic editor. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, SA 2012 [2407721] (SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, SA 2012). https://doi.org/10.1145/2407707.2407721