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Navigation and viewing in a multidimensional space

United States Patent Application

20060080604
A1
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A display controller allows a user to control a base viewing location, a base viewing orientation, and a relative viewing orientation. The base viewing orientation and relative viewing orientation are combined to determine a desired viewing orientation. An aspect of a multidimensional space visible from the base viewing location along the desired viewing orientation is displayed to the user. The user can change the base viewing location, base viewing orientation, and relative viewing orientation by changing the location or other properties of input objects.
Anderson, Thomas G. (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 283,969
November 21, 2005
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.