National Digital Archives Program Tangible Photo-Realistic Virtual Museum

  • Author(s):

Chun-Rong Huang, Chu-Song Chen, and Pau-Choo Chung


    We present a tangible photo-realistic virtual museum system that couples augmented panorama and vision-based tracking with tangible interface to achieve the real-time interaction between the visitor and the exhibitions. This system explores how to use a physical object named physical control cube (PCC) as a tangible embodiment of the visitor’s hand when s/he appreciates the exhibitions. This approach provides a direct mode of browsing the museum in the cyberspace as we walk in the museum. This research was supported in part by the National Digital Archives Program, NSC 93-2422-H-001-0004 and 93-0201-29-戊-3-6.2.2 from the National Science Council, Taiwan and developed in Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica.

Tangible Photo-Realistic Virtual Museum

Augmented Panorama (AP)

Object Movie Acquisition

Real Workspace vs. Virtual AP Space

Samples of Interaction with the Valuable Exhibition

Demo Video Download




[1] Chun-Rong Huang, Chu-Song Chen, and Pau-Choo Chung, “Tangible Photo-Realistic Virtual Museum,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 25, no.1, pp. 15-17, 2005.

[2] Chun-Rong Huang, Chu-Song Chen, and Pau-Choo Chung, 以三維追蹤技術建構互動式擬真三維文物展示系統,”Proceedings of Computer Graphics Workshop, Taiwan, Jul., 2004.