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Size, shape, and material properties of sound models

Summary: Chapter 6
Size, shape, and material
properties of sound models
Davide Rocchesso, Laura Ottaviani and Federico Fontana
Universitą di Verona ­ Department of Computer Science
Verona, Italy
davide.rocchesso@univr.it, ottaviani@sci.univr.it,
Federico Avanzini
Universitą di Padova ­ Department of Information Engineering
Padova, Italy
Recent psychoacoustic studies dealt with the perception of some physical
object features, such as shape, size or material. What is in many cases clear
from everyday experience, that humans are sensitive to these features, has been
proved experimentally in some controlled conditions, using either real-world
or synthetic sounds.
A 3D object can be described by its shape, size, material, position and ori-
entation in space, color, surface texture, etc.. Leaving on a side those features
that are purely visual (e.g., color), and those features that are only relevant for


Source: Avanzini, Federico - Department of Information Engineering, Universitą degli Studi di Padova


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences