Developing 3D contents for e-learning applications

RODRIGUES, Marcos (2009). Developing 3D contents for e-learning applications. In: PEREIA, A, AUER, M and PESTER, A, (eds.) International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Blended Learning ICBL 2009. Wien, Austria, International Association of Online Engineering.


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Some issues concerning the development of interactive 3D models for e-learning applications are considered. Given that 3D data sets are normally large and interactive display demands high performance computation, a natural solution would be placing the computational burden on the client machine rather than on the server. Mozilla and Google opted for a combination of client-side languages, JavaScript and OpenGL, to handle 3D graphics in a web browser (Mozilla 3D and O3D respectively). Based on the O3D model, core web technologies are considered and an example of the full process involving the generation of a 3D model and their interactive visualization in a web browser is described. The challenging issue of creating realistic 3D models of objects in the real world is discussed and a method based on line projection for fast 3D reconstruction is presented. The generated model is then visualized in a web browser. The experiments demonstrate that visualization of 3D data in a web browser can provide quality user experience. Moreover, the development of web applications are facilitated by O3D JavaScript extension allowing web designers to focus on 3D contents generation.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Keynote speaker
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
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Depositing User: Marcos Rodrigues
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 16:52
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2015 18:43

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