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18th International Conference on 3D Web Technology, 20-22 June 2013
San Sebastian, Spain
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Miramar Palace
San Sebastian, Spain
June 20-22, 2013

Sponsored by: ACM Siggraph logo

In Cooperation with: Web-3D Consortium logo Euro Graphics logo

email: web3d2013[at]web3d[dot]org

Program Schedule

Wednesday June 19, 2013

(Co-located Open Meetings, open to all Web3D2013 attendees)

Location Change: Open Meetings to be held at Miramar Palace

June 19 Miramar Palace

Open Meeting:Declarative 3D.By Johannes Behr, Ph.D. (Fraunhofer IGD) and Kristian Sons (DFKI).
15:00-18:00 Open Meeting: 3D Compression Workshop.By Don Brutzman, Ph.D.

Thursday June 20, 2013

(Official Web3D2013 Conference Program)

June 20 Room A (Plenary Room) Room B (Workshops & Tutorials) Lounge Room
08:00 - 08:30 Registration (Main Hall)
08:30 - 08:40 (Plenary) Opening Session - Program Chairs Posters
08:40 - 10:10 Paper session 1: Applications Tutorial: X3DOM Basics . By Yvonne Jung , Ph.D. (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany)
10:10 - 10:30 Coffee Break (Posters & Industrial Demonstrations Hall)
10:30 - 12:00 Paper session 2: Rendering Tutorial: Binary Encoding in X3DOM . By Johannes Behr, Ph.D: (Fraunhofer IGD) Darmstadt
12:00 - 13:30 Tutorial: Scaling Up: Integrating X3DOM with Whole Body Laser Scan Data.. By Sandy Ressler (NIST, USA)

Tutorial: Medical Imaging and Volume Rendering in X3D. By Nicholas F. Polys, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech, USA)
13:30 - 15:00

Lunch (Hotel Barceló Costa Vasca, 8 min. walk

(same recommended hotel for accommodation)
15:00 - 16:00 (Plenary Session): Keynote Speaker 1: Ricardo Cabello ( Mr.doob )
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break (Posters & Industrial Demonstrations Hall)
16:15 - 18:15 Paper session 3: Meshes on the Web Workshop: Web3D and 3D City Models. By Sisi Zlatanova (TU Delft, Netherlands)
18:15 - 19:45 Poster session & exhibition
20:30 - 21:45 Special Cocktail & Food event

Sponsored by the Basquetour (Official Tourism Agency of the Basque Country).

Place: Palacio de Miramar –same place of Conference Venue


Suggested: visit on your own La Concha beach and the Old Town (“Parte Vieja”).

Important note: This activity is NOT organized by the conference.

Friday, June 21

June 21 Room A (Plenary Room) Room B (Workshops & Tutorials) Lounge Room
08:30 - 09:15 Registration (Main Hall)
09:15 - 11:00 Paper session 4: Data search and management Tutorial: BS Contact Studio a 3D scene WYSIWYG authoring tool. By Peter Schickel (Bitmanagement, Germany) Posters
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break ( Posters & Industrial Demonstrations Hall)
11:30 - 13:00 Paper session 5: Advanced Interfaces Workshop: Web3D and Industrial Use Cases (Part I) By Christophe Mouton (EDF France)
13:00 - 15:00

Lunch (Hotel Barceló Costa Vasca, 8 min. walk

(same recommended hotel for accommodation)
15:00 - 16:00 (Plenary Session): Keynote Speaker 2: Alain Chesnais
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break ( Posters & Industrial Demonstrations Hall)
16:30 - 18:00 Paper Session 6: Media integration Workshop: Web3D and Industrial Use Cases (Part II) By Christophe Mouton (EDF France)
18:00 - 19:30 Web3D Showcase (rapid fire demos) Web3D Showcase

Social Event: Dinner (Tenis Ondarreta Restaurant, 12 min. walk).

200m. away the famous sculptures of Eduardo Chillida “El Peine del Viento”, in a wonderful location just besides the sea.

Saturday, June 22

June 22 Room A (Plenary Room) Room B (Workshops & Tutorials)
09:00 - 10:30 Paper session 7: Software architectures Tutorial: Interaction Techniques for Interactive 3D Web Environments. By Jacek Jankowski and Martin Hachet (INRIA, France)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break ( Posters & Industrial Demonstrations Hall)
11:00 - 12:30 Workshop:Augmented Reality and Web3D. By Marius Preda, Ph.D. (Institute Mines, Telecom, France) Tutorial: Deferred Rendering for Improved Visual Quality. By Peter Schickel & Oliver Neubauer (Bitmanagement, Germany)
12:30 - 13:00 Plenary Session: (Representatives from Industry & Academia)
13:00 - 13:30

Web3D2013 Closing Ceremony:

Best papers awards & Sponsor Acknowledgments
13:30 - 15:30 Farewell Cocktail Lunch (in the Conference Venue – Palacio de Miramar)

Open Meetings

These sessions will be organised on Wednesday (June 19th), prior to the Conference. No registration is required to attend these.

1. Declarative 3D - (1/2 day)

Organizers: Johannes Behr, Ph.D. (Fraunhofer IGD) and Kristian Sons (DFKI) will chair this session.

WebGL and optimized Javascript engines have opened up a new class of native 3D web applications. Through software ‘Shims’ and multi-namespace documents, mixed 2D and 3D web applications can be written and driven by through the DOM and other libraries. Several solutions in terms of Declarative 3D languages have been demonstrated in prior Web3D and W3C conferences and groups. In this open workshop, we will examine the implications of these various proposals, including the required X3D nodeset (Profile) and the integration of the different event models.


  • XHR and binary streaming (Johannes, Max)
  • CSS Integration
    • CSS Observer (Kristian, Felix)
    • Custom/Dynamic CSS events (tba)
  • Base types
    • Matrix (tba)
  • Platform Updates
    • X3D 4.0 (Don)
    • X3DOM (Johannes)
    • XML3D (Kristian)
  • Roadmap discussion

See also:

2. X3D Compressed Binary Encoding Call for Contributions - (1/2 day)

Organizers: Don Brutzman, Ph.D. will chair the session.
NEW: Slides in [PDF]

3D graphics compression technology continues to steadily improve. The Web3D Consortium has issued a X3D Compressed Binary Encoding Call For Contributions.

We are looking for component technologies that can help improve the current X3D Compressed Binary Encoding Standard.

Geometric or information compression technologies are of particular interest. Our goal is to produce a revision in 2013.

X3D Binary Compression Capabilities and Plans updates are maintained online.

Agenda for the workshop:

  • Introductions, project summary and progress updates
    • Existing Compression Usage for X3D and VRML97
    • Polygon Reduction and Geometric Compression
    • Data-Centric Binary Encodings and Network Streaming
    • X3D Implementations and Benchmark Testing
  • Quicklooks at new candidate technologies, both proposed and being presented at the conference
  • Next steps, group plans, and timeline for continues progress


Paper session 1: Applications

WebGLStudio – a Pipeline for WebGL Scene Creation (short paper)
Agenjo, Javi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Evans, Alun (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Blat, Josep (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
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3D Web Based Surgical Training Through Comparative Analysis (short paper)
Mani, Ganapathy (George Washington University, USA), Li, Wei (George Washington University, USA)

X3D based playground configurator (short paper)
Beristain, Joseba (Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain), Arenaza, Xabier (Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain), Prieto, Ińaki (Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain)
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Interactive Software Maps for Web-Based Source Code Analysis (full paper)
Limberger, Daniel (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany), Wasty, Benjamin (Software Diagnostics GmbH, Germany), Trümper, Jonas (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany), Döllner, Jürgen (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany)
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Paper session 2: Rendering

Compression-domain Seamless Multiresolution Visualization of Gigantic Meshes on Mobile Devices (full paper)
Balsa, Marcos (CRS4, Italy), Gobbetti, Enrico (CRS4, Italy), Marton, Fabio (CRS4, Italy), Tinti, Alex (CRS4, Italy)

Lightweight Visualization for High-Quality Materials on WebGL (full paper)
Chavez, Gustavo Ivan (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia), Avila, Francisco (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia), Rockwood, Alyn (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)

* A Hybrid Visualization System for Molecular Models (short paper) *
Marion, Charles (Kitware SAS, France), Pouderoux, Joachim (Kitware SAS, France), Jomier, Julien (Kitware SAS, France), Jourdain, Sebastien (Kitware Inc, USA), Hanwell, Marcus (Kitware Inc, USA), Ayachit, Utkarsh (Kitware Inc, USA)
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Framework for 3D data modeling and Web visualization of underground caves using open source tools (full paper)
Silvestre, Ivo (Centro de Investigaçăo Marinha e Ambiental – CIMA, Portugal), Rodrigues, José I. (Universidade do Algarve, Portugal), Figueiredo, Mauro (Universidade do Algarve, Portugal), Veiga-Pires, Cristina (Universidade do Algarve, Portugal)

* This paper will be presented in Paper Session 5

Paper session 3: Meshes on the Web

Fast Delivery of 3D Web Content: A Case Study (full paper)
Limper, Max (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Stefan Wagner (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Stein, Christian (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Jung, Yvonne (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Stork, André (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany)

Streaming compressed 3D data on the Web using JavaScript and WebGL (full paper)
Lavoué, Guillaume (Université of Lyon, France), Chevalier, Laurent (VELVET, France), Dupont, Florent (Université of Lyon, France)

A Data-Efficient Collaborative Modelling Method using Websockets and the BlobTree for Over-the Air Networks (full paper)
Grasberger, Herbert (University of Victoria, Canada), Wyvill, Brian (University of Victoria, Canada), Greenberg, Saul (University of Calgary, Canada)

Declarative Integration of Interactive 3D Graphics into the World-Wide Web: Principles, Current Approaches, and Research Agenda (full paper)
Jankowski, Jacek (INRIA, France), Ressler, Sandy (NIST, USA) Sons, Kristian (DFKI, Germany), Jung, Yvonne (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Behr, Johannes (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Slusallek, Philipp (DFKI & Saarland University, Germany)

Paper session 4: Data search and management

XML3DRepo: A REST API for Version Controlled 3D Assets on the Web (full paper)
Doboš, Jozef (University College London, UK), Sons, Kristian (DFKI, Germany), Rubinstein, Dmitri (DFKI & Saarland University, Germany), Slusallek, Philipp (DFKI & Saarland University, Germany), Steed, Anthony (University College London, UK)
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Direct Mapping of X3D Scenes to MPEG-7 Descriptions (full paper)
Zampoglou, Markos (TEI of Crete, Greece), Spala, Patti (University of Glamorgan, UK), Kontakis, Konstantinos (TEI of Crete, Greece) Malamos, Athanasios G. (TEI of Crete, Greece), Ware, J Andrew (University of Glamorgan, UK)
NEW : Slides

Annotating 3D Content in Interactive, Virtual Worlds (short paper)
Lehmann, Christine (Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany), Döllner, Jürgen (Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany)
NEW : Slides

VCoRE: A web resource oriented architecture for efficient data exchange (full paper)
Franke, Tobias (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Settgast, Volker (Fraunhofer Austria, Austria), Behr, Johannes (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Raffin, Bruno (INRIA, France)
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Paper session 5: Advanced Interfaces

3D Animated Agent for Tutoring Based on WebGL (full paper)
Diez, Helen (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), García, Sara (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Sánchez, Jairo R. (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Carretero, Maria del Puy (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain)

*Building Novel Web3D User Interfaces - A Case Study from Architecture and Structural Engineering (short paper)*
Polys, Nicholas F. (Virginia Tech, USA), Bacim, Felipe (Virginia Tech, USA), Setareh, Mehdi (Virginia Tech, USA), Jones, Brett (Virginia Tech, USA)
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X3D-EarthBrowser: Visualize our Earth in your Web Browser (short paper)
Herzig, Pasquale (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Englert, Michael (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Wagner, Sebastian (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Jung, Yvonne (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Bockholt, Ulrich (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany)
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Skeletal Input for User Interaction in X3D (short paper)
Olbrich, Manuel (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Franke, Tobias (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Keil, Jens (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany), Hertling, Sven (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany)
NEW : Slides

* This paper will be presented in Paper Session 2

Paper session 6: Media integration

ReWeb3D - Enabling Desktop 3D Applications to Run in the Web (full paper)
Glander, Tassilo (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Moreno, Aitor (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Aristizabal, Mauricio (U. EAFIT, Colombia), Congote, John (U. EAFIT, Colombia), Posada, Jorge (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), García-Alonso, Alejandro (University of the Basque Country, Spain) Ruiz, Oscar (U. EAFIT, Colombia)

Declarative AR and Image Processing on the Web with Xflow (full paper)
Klein, Felix (Saarland University & Intel VCI, Germany) Rubinstein, Dmitri (Saarland University & Intel VCI, Germany), Einabadi, Farshad (Saarland University, Germany) Herhut, Stephan (Intel Labs, USA) Slusallek, Philipp (Saarland University & Intel VCI & DFKI, Germany)
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Artworks narrating a story: a modular framework for the integrated presentation of three-dimensional and textual contents (full paper)
Callieri, Marco (Visual Computing Lab, Italy), Leoni, Chiara (Visual Computing Lab, Italy), Dellepiane, Matteo (Visual Computing Lab, Italy), Scopigno, Roberto (Visual Computing Lab, Italy)
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Reference Model for Hybrid Broadcast Web 3D TV (short paper)
Olaizola, Igor G. (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Pérez, Josu (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Zorrilla, Mikel (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Martín, Ángel (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Laka, Maider (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain)

Paper session 7: Software architectures

Many-Core Event Evaluation (full paper)
Marvie, Jean-Eudes (Technicolor, France), Hirtzlin, Patrice (Technicolor, France)

Testing the X3DOM framework for the development of Web3D applications (short paper)
Pittarello, Fabio (Universitŕ Ca' Foscari, Italy)

An Approach to WebGL based Distributed Virtual Environments (short paper)
Xiaoyu, Zhang (Virginia Tech, USA), Gracanin, Denis (Virginia Tech, USA)

A Comparative Study of 3D Web Integration Models for Sensor Web (short paper)
Ahn, Sangchul (University of Science and Technology, Korea) Yoo, Byounghyun (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea) Ko, Heedong (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)


Long term control of 3D engineering data for Nuclear Power Plants
Paviot, Thomas (Arts et Metiers ParisTech, France), Mouton, Christophe (EDF, France), Lamouri, Samir (Arts et Metiers ParisTech, France)

A Web3D Authoring Tool for Augmented Reality Mobile Applications
Barbadillo, Javier (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Sánchez, Jairo R. (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain)

Realistic Visual Speech Synthesis in WebGL
Mujika, Andoni (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Diez, Helen (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Alvarez, Aitor (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain), Urteaga, Miren (University of the Basque Country, Spain), Oyarzun, David (Vicomtech-IK4, Spain)

SpeedSpy: a Mobile Web3D Platform to Visualize Broadband Data
Nikita, Sharakhov (Virginia Tech, USA), Polys, Nicholas (Virginia Tech, USA), Sforza, Peter (Virginia Tech, USA)

A Method for Personalized 3D Design of Product Based on Web3D Technology
Lin, FengChun (Narkii Information Technology Co.,Ltd, China), Wen, TingXi (Narkii Information Technology Co.,Ltd, China), Yao, Junfeng (Xiamen University, China)

Unified WebGL / CSS Scene Graph and Application to Augmented Reality
Rouzati, Hafez (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) Cruz, Luis (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), MacIntyre, Blair (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Visualization of 3D City Models in Web3D based on quadrants
Prieto, Ińaki (Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain), Izkara, Jose Luis (Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain), Beristain, Joseba (Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain)

Web-Based, 3D-Assisted Editing of Production Dailies
Evans, Alun (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Blat, Josep (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

Using X3DOM for Promoting Students' Digital and Visual Literacy at K-12 Education: a Use Case
Franco, Jorge Ferreira (Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brasil), Lopes, Roseli de Deus (Municipal Education Secretary of Sao Paulo Council, Brasil)

Digital Mock-Up management inside the web browser using standard HTML technologies
Garin, Florent (DocDoku, France)
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Visualization and Analysis of CityGML Dataset within a Client Sever Infrastructure
Prandi, Federico (Fondazione Graphitech, Italy), De Amicis , Raffaele (Fondazione Graphitech, Italy), Devigili, Federico (Fondazione Graphitech, Italy), Soave, Marco (Fondazione Graphitech, Italy)

A VR Based Intervention Tool for Autism Spectrum Disorder
ElShehaly, Mai (Virginia Tech, USA), Zeitz, Kimberly (Virginia Tech, USA), Zeitz, Rebecca (Virginia Tech, USA), Logan, Kevin (Virginia Tech, USA), Tao, Congwu (Virginia Tech, USA), Kim, Ji-Sun (Virginia Tech, USA) Gracanin, Denis (Virginia Tech, USA) White, Susan (Virginia Tech, USA) Richey, John (Virginia Tech, USA)


1. Web3D Geospatial Portrayal (120 min)

Organizers: Sisi Zlatanova (TU Delft), Anita Havele (Web3D Consortium)

In recent years, we have seen an explosion of 3D geospatial and geo-referenced information, yet the services and clients that deliver this information are still incompatible and can vary widely. The 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment (3DPIE), run by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in 2011-2012, developed and evaluated best practices for Web3D geospatial visualization services. Now, that work is driving a new standardization effort in the OGC. This workshop will bring together leaders in the OGC and Web3D communities to converge the information standards and services for web-based portrayal of Geo models including city environments. These web services, among their manifold applications in GIS applications and systems, represent fundamental components for mobile application and system development. A significant portion of the session will be dedicated to demonstrations and discussion of the various scopes and approaches to query and visualization.


  • Volker Coors (HFT Stuttgart)
  • Juergen Doellner (Hasso-Plattner Inst.)
  • Raffaele de Amicis (Graphitech)
  • Raj Singh (OGC)
  • Mike McCann (MBARI)
  • Don Brutzman (NPS)

See also:

2. Mixed and Augmented Reality (90 min)

Organizers: Anita Havele (Web3D Consortium), Nicholas F. Polys (Virginia Tech)

As the applications and opportunities of web-based Mixed and Augmented Reality continue to grow, several Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) are working on complementary pieces of the ultimate solution. From the OGC’s new ARML 2.0 specification to Khronos’s integrated hardware APIs for mobile multimedia, to the Web3D Consortium’s proposal for X3D scene graph and runtime integration, to the MPEG AR Application Format, this workshop will bring these communities together to examine and define the roadmap for future development and standardization efforts. As a canonical Reference Model (RM) for Mixed Reality applications is being developed in ISO (jointly by SC 24, the Web3D Consortium, SC 29 and MPEG), this workshop will establish common definitions and goals for future efforts.


  • Raj Singh (OGC)
  • Hafez Rouzati (Georgia Tech)
  • Marius Preda, (MPEG)

See also:

3. Web3D and Industrial Use Cases (90 min)

Organizers: Christophe Mouton (EDF)

Interoperability and efficiency are are a requirement for today's nimble industries. Distributed, collaborative design is commonplace and Knowledge-based engineering and Just-In-Time manufacturing promise advantages in many sectors. Join leaders from these industries as they share their perspective on these opportunities in experiences developing and adopting formal and de facto standards. Topics can include:Web3D visualization of product and plant CAD models and PLM, Web3D modeling for 3D printing and Web3D for medical industry for example.

Part I workshop "Web3D and Industrial Use Cases"

  • MIZAR, space in the pocket
    Speakers: Fabien Lavignotte, Telesazio France, Jean-Christophe Malapert, CNES
    NEW : Slides

  • Digital Mock-Up management inside the web browser using standard HTML technologies
    Speakers: Thierry Pardessus, Airbus and Florent Garin, Docdoku
    NEW : Slides

  • The Future of Experiential Design and Stakeholder Engagement on the Web
    Speakers: Alvise Simondetti, Arup, Kristian Sons, DFKI, Jozef Jozef Doboš, University College London : Jozef Doboš –Research associate, Arup Foresight and EngD candidate, University College London
    NEW : Slides

  • Web3D for collaborative modelling and concurrent scientific data analysis: application case in space plasma environment with the Keridwen/SPIS-FEO IME
    Speaker: Benoît Thiébault, Artenum
    NEW : Slides

  • Simulation and visualization cloud services
    Speaker: Alban Schmutz, OVH
    NEW : Slides Video

Part II workshop "Web3D and Industrial Use Cases"

  • Plant LifeCycle Management and web3D visualisation for Nuclear PowerPlants
    Speaker: Thomas Paviot, Arts et Métiers ParisTech
    NEW : Slides

  • Interactive, Interoperable Web-based presentation of large CAD models in the Browser
    Speakers: Johannes Behr, Yvonne Jung, Fraunhofer IGD

  • Current work at ISO/TC 184/SC 4 on JT edition 2 and STEP AP242
    Speaker: Jean Brangé, Boost-Conseil

  • Print the Web in 3D - status of the Web3D Consortium CAD Working Group
    Speaker: Don Brutzman, Naval Postgraduate School


1. X3DOM Basics - 3D visualization on the Web made easy (90 minutes)

Speaker: Johannes Behr & Yvonne Jung (Fraunhofer IGD)

  • Motivation and overview: declarative 3D in HTML5
  • Hello World: integrating 3D elements into the DOM
  • Adding dynamics (part 1): scripting X3DOM with JavaScript and styling via CSS
2. Binary encoding in X3DOM - Advanced concepts and data preparation (90 minutes)

Speaker: Johannes Behr & Yvonne Jung (Fraunhofer IGD)

  • Content pipeline: generic 3D data conversion (from ply/obj/... to X3DOM)
  • Adding dynamics (part 2): combining jQuery and X3DOM for interactive 3D WebApps
  • Hands-on: getting a 3D-scanned object into the Web (e.g. for Cultural Heritage presentation)
3. Web3D and Medical Applications (90 minutes)

Speaker: Nicholas Polys (Virginia Tech)
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Extensible 3D (X3D) includes new functionality to describe the presentation of volumetric imagery and its integration with the scene graph. In this tutorial, we will introduce the nodes of the Medical Interchange Profile and demonstrate their expressiveness to describe visualization of data from several modalities including MRI, CT, and X-Ray. Attendees will learn practical techniques and pipelines to process volumetric data (such as image slices) into interactive X3D worlds. We will demonstrate processing with open-source tools such as ImageJ, Seg3D, H3D and X3D-Edit to build X3D scenes and applications. Finally, we will demonstrate new developments in X3D volume rendering with X3DOM.

4. Interaction Techniques for Interactive 3D Web Environments (90 minutes)

Speakers: Jacek Jankowski and Martin Hachet (INRIA)

Various interaction techniques have been developed for interactive 3D environments. This tutorial will present an up-to-date and comprehensive review of the state of the art of non-immersive interaction techniques for Navigation, Selection & Manipulation, and System Control, including a basic introduction to the topic, the challenges, and an examination of a number of popular approaches. We hope that this tutorial can aid both researchers and developers of interactive 3D Web applications in having a clearer overview of the topic and in particular can be useful for practitioners and researchers that are new to the field of interactive 3D graphics.

5. Deferred Rendering for improved visual quality (90 minutes)

Speaker: Peter Schickel and Oliver Neubauer (Bitmanagement Software GmbH)

Deferred Rendering enables the author to have pixel correct lighting up to a nearly unlimited number of lights and easily adding modern post process effects. Deferred rendering is often used in the latest state of the art games to improve the visual quality and leaving the fixed function pipeline restriction behind us. Enrich your scene with hundreds of lights and add your desired post process. The new authoring tool BS Contact Studio helps you to create the desired visual effect.

6. BS Contact Studio a 3D scene WYSIWYG authoring tool (90 minutes)

Speaker: Peter Schickel and Oliver Neubauer (Bitmanagement Software GmbH)

An introduction and presentation of the new BS Contact Studio to create, manipulate 3D scenes. Importing models and arranging them to build up a 3D scene. Adding additional features to enable the interactivity.

7. Scaling Up: Integrating X3DOM with Whole Body Laser Scan Data (90 minutes)

Speaker: Sandy Ressler (NIST)
NEW : Slides (html)

It’s easy to produce toy applications that demonstrate a cube here and a sphere there. If however, you are trying to create an interface for larger data objects, such as the human body, one encounters a number of interesting challenges. This tutorial will present the issues encountered in the development of a prototype human body browsing system for anthropometry. Lessons learned and pragmatic techniques are highlighted.