Managing Data Flow in Interactive MR Applications

Daehne,P., Seibert,H.

In this paper the concept and design of a software framework which provides a transparent data flow for interactive Mixed Reality (MR) applications is discussed. The design was affected by our demands on platform independency, simplicity, network transparency, maximum performance and availability of runtime debugging facilities. Our software framework tries to simplify the development of MR applications by using the concept of a data flow graph. The developer builds such a graph from a library of small software components that communicate via the edges of the graph.