Webized 3D experience by HTML5 annotation in 3D Web

posted Jun 16, 2015, 8:10 PM by Byounghyun Yoo   [ updated Jul 7, 2015, 6:19 PM ]
Daeil Seo, Byounghyun Yoo*, and Heedong Ko, ACM International Conference on 3D Web Technology (Web3D), Heraklion, Crete, Greece, pp.73-80,  June 18-21, 2015. 
(*Corresponding author) 

Abstract: With the development of 3D Web technologies, 3D objects are now handled as embedded objects without plug-ins on web pages. Although declarative 3D objects are physically integrated into web pages, 3D objects and HTML elements are still separated from the perspective of the 3D layout context, and an annotation method is lacking. Thus it is scarcely possible to add meaningful annotations related to target 3D objects using existing web resources. In addition, people often lose the relationship between the target and related annotation objects in a 3D context due to the separation of the content layouts in different 3D contexts. In this paper, we propose a webizing method for annotating user experiences with 3D objects in a 3D Web environment. The relationship between the 3D target object and the annotation object is declared by means of web annotations and these related objects are rendered with a common 3D layout context and a camera perspective. We present typical cases of 3D scenes with web annotations on the 3D Web using a prototype implementation system to verify the usefulness of our approach.

Keywords: 3D Web, annotation, display algorithms, HTML5, user experience, virtual reality, webizing 


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