eXperimental Haptic Tablet

March 2007

Engineering undergrads at the University of Waterloo have to complete a 4th year design project. My group chose to design a graphics tablet that provided a form of haptic feedback to simulate paintbrushes with a stylus. As part of the project, groups have to present a poster, so I quickly put together a graphic to use. On the left is the envisioned final product with the haptic stylus (blue pen). On the right is a child's painting of a dinosaur attacking a nuclear power plant (the gray blob). The paintbrush was fun to do, the bristles were rendered using the Saslite that comes with LightWave. The full scene is lit by a few area lights.

eXperimental Haptic Tablet

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Production Info

RendererLightWave 7.5
ComputerVader's Hammer
Render timeNot recorded
Original resolution3000 x 3000

About Peter Yu I am a research and development professional with expertise in the areas of image processing, remote sensing and computer vision. I received BASc and MASc degrees in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. My working experience covers industries ranging from district energy to medical imaging to cinematic visual effects. I like to dabble in 3D artwork, I enjoy cycling recreationally and I am interested in sustainable technology. More about me...

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