Calligraphy-Stroke Learning Support System Using Projector and Motion Sensor
Takafumi Matsumaru and Masashi Narita
Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University
2-7 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Katakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0135, Japan
This paper presents a newly developed calligraphy-stroke learning support system. The system incorporates the following functions: a) Displaying brushwork, trajectory, and handwriting; b) recording and playback of an expert’s calligraphy-stroke; and c) teaching a learner a calligraphy-stroke. The following features of the system demonstrate the contributions of our study. (1) The system, which consists of a sensor and projector, is simple and compact, so as to be easily introduced to the usual educational fields and practical leaning situations. (2) Three-dimensional calligraphy-stroke is instructed by presenting two-dimensional visual information. (3) A trajectory region is generated in the form of continuous squares, calculated using a brush model based on the brush position information measured by a sensor. (4) Handwriting is expressed by mapping a handwriting texture image according to ink concentration and the brush handling state. The results of the trial experiment suggest the effectiveness of the learning support function in terms of letter form and calligraphy-stroke.
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