Intuitive 3D object manipulation using real-time physics
Manipulating objects in 3D can be tedious and time-consuming. Even for simple tasks like laying a few virtual books down on top of a virtual table, the process involves a great deal of rotational and translational manipulation with fine camera movements in between to make sure objects aren’t intersecting in unrealistic or even impossible ways.
Manipulating physical objects in the real world is far easier — thanks to the laws of physics. Contact forces keep objects apart, and stacking and arranging are more intuitive with inertia and gravity. Project Physics Whiz is an experimental tool that brings real-time physics into the process of 3D object manipulation, demonstrating that moving things around in 3D can be as easy and intuitive as it is in real life.