Influence of Texture Fidelity on Spatial Perception in Virtual Reality

Andrei Lucaci, Morten Bach, Poul Jensen, Claus Madsen

2022

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the influence of texture fidelity on spatial perception in a standalone virtual reality application. To investigate this, we implemented a detailed virtual representation of an actual physical environment, namely a small one-bedroom apartment. The virtual apartment representation was tested in two different visual styles: high fidelity realistic textures, and a ”paper model” texture. Some test subjects experienced the virtual models using the actual physical apartment as transitional environment, other subjects experienced the model at an unrelated physical location. The environments were evaluated with 20 participants aged 20 to 61 and results indicated a systematic overestimation of distances in virtual reality for all conditions. The results showed that a higher texture fidelity had a positive influence on precision but no significant influence on accuracy. It was also showed that transitional environments negatively influenced precision, but had no significant influence on accuracy. Self assessments of presence from the experiment supported previous claims about a correlation between the level of detail in an environment and presence, but not a correlation between presence and distance perception.

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in Harvard Style

Lucaci A., Bach M., Jensen P. and Madsen C. (2022). Influence of Texture Fidelity on Spatial Perception in Virtual Reality. In Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-555-5, pages 244-251. DOI: 10.5220/0010890100003124


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp22,
author={Andrei Lucaci and Morten Bach and Poul Jensen and Claus Madsen},
title={Influence of Texture Fidelity on Spatial Perception in Virtual Reality},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,},
year={2022},
pages={244-251},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010890100003124},
isbn={978-989-758-555-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,
TI - Influence of Texture Fidelity on Spatial Perception in Virtual Reality
SN - 978-989-758-555-5
AU - Lucaci A.
AU - Bach M.
AU - Jensen P.
AU - Madsen C.
PY - 2022
SP - 244
EP - 251
DO - 10.5220/0010890100003124