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Complex 3D Data on All Devices


A new web-based software platform is swiftly bringing the visualization of three-dimensional data to every device.

A new web-based software platform is bringing the visualization of three-dimensional data to all devices, optimizing the use of virtual reality and augmented reality in industry.

Credit: Fraunhofer IGD

A new Web-based software platform supports three-dimensional (3D) data visualization on any connected device, optimizing the use of virtual reality (VR) in industry.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Germany developed the instant3DHub to help engineers, technicians, and architects inspect 3D maps and spatial design plans in real time. The software is Web-based, so each company can adapt the visualization tool to its needs.

The software automatically selects the data that should be prepared for visualization by calculating and transmitting to the user's device only visible components.

Instant3DHub's ability to process data in real time makes it useful for VR and augmented reality applications.

A VR app has to load up to 120 images a second onto the smart goggles, but instant3DHub enables the data to be quickly streamed, transmitting several thousand points of 3D data from a central database within one second.

From Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
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