Metaview: a tool for learning about viewing in 3D

  title={Metaview: a tool for learning about viewing in 3D},
  author={James R. Miller},
Metaview is an interactive tool that helps to teach concepts related to nested 3D coordinate systems, especially in the context of defining and establishing views of 3D scenes in common graphics APIs like OpenGL and Direct3D. We describe the context in which nested coordinate systems arise in the study of graphics programming, then we relate the common conceptual difficulties students typically experience when studying and trying to put this material into practice. We then describe the role… CONTINUE READING