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3D-Powerpoint - Towards a Design Tool for Digital Exhibitions of Cultural Artifacts

Havemann, Sven and Settgast, Volker and Lancelle, Marcel and Fellner, Dieter W. (2007):
3D-Powerpoint - Towards a Design Tool for Digital Exhibitions of Cultural Artifacts.
Eurographics Association, Aire-la-Ville, In: VAST 2007. Proceedings, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

We describe first steps towards a suite of tools for CH professionals to set up and run digital exhibitions of cultural 3D artifacts in museums. Both the authoring and the presentation views shall finally be as easy to use as, e.g., Microsoft Powerpoint. But instead of separated slides our tool uses pre-defined 3D scenes, called "layouts", containing geometric objects acting as placeholders, called "drop targets". They can be replaced quite easily, in a drag-and-drop fashion, by digitized 3D models, and also by text and images, to customize and adapt a digital exhibition to the style of the real museum. Furthermore, the tool set contains easy-to-use tools for the rapid 3D modeling of simple geometry and for the alignment of given models to a common coordinate system. The technical innovation is that the tool set is not a monolithic application. Instead it is completely based on scripted designs, using the OpenSG scene graph engine and the GML scripting language. This makes it extremely flexible: Anybody capable of drag-and-drop can design 3D exhibitions. Anybody capable of GML scripting can create new designs. And finally, we claim that the presentation setup of our designs is "grandparent-compliant", meaning that it permits to the public audience the detailed inspection of beautiful cultural 3D objects without getting lost or feeling uncomfortable.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2007
Creators: Havemann, Sven and Settgast, Volker and Lancelle, Marcel and Fellner, Dieter W.
Title: 3D-Powerpoint - Towards a Design Tool for Digital Exhibitions of Cultural Artifacts
Language: English
Abstract:

We describe first steps towards a suite of tools for CH professionals to set up and run digital exhibitions of cultural 3D artifacts in museums. Both the authoring and the presentation views shall finally be as easy to use as, e.g., Microsoft Powerpoint. But instead of separated slides our tool uses pre-defined 3D scenes, called "layouts", containing geometric objects acting as placeholders, called "drop targets". They can be replaced quite easily, in a drag-and-drop fashion, by digitized 3D models, and also by text and images, to customize and adapt a digital exhibition to the style of the real museum. Furthermore, the tool set contains easy-to-use tools for the rapid 3D modeling of simple geometry and for the alignment of given models to a common coordinate system. The technical innovation is that the tool set is not a monolithic application. Instead it is completely based on scripted designs, using the OpenSG scene graph engine and the GML scripting language. This makes it extremely flexible: Anybody capable of drag-and-drop can design 3D exhibitions. Anybody capable of GML scripting can create new designs. And finally, we claim that the presentation setup of our designs is "grandparent-compliant", meaning that it permits to the public audience the detailed inspection of beautiful cultural 3D objects without getting lost or feeling uncomfortable.

Publisher: Eurographics Association, Aire-la-Ville
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forschungsgruppe Semantic Models, Immersive Systems (SMIS), Graphics toolkits, Graphics editors, Scripting languages
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Interactive Graphics Systems
Event Title: VAST 2007. Proceedings
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 09:03
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