3D Web Publishing – Interactivity in Real Time
Designers and students are no longer limited to working with static objects. 3D publishing is an excellent medium to convey all types of information and provides a richer multi-sensory experience than a traditional 2D Web site. Users can animate objects and add interactivity to their online environment. 3D publishing makes it possible to create interactive 3D objects or animations in a variety of digital media including the Web, Microsoft Office documents, Adobe Acrobat files, Adobe GoLive, Macromedia Director and Dreamweaver. With a click of a mouse, users can interact with product models and architectural environments. They can view it from any perspective, zoom in/out, push buttons to activate moving parts, change colours, view animations and listen to music or voice tours in real time. 3D interactive designs can be presented on the Web in the same amount of space as a single ordinary flat 2D image so the viewer can explore, experience, 'touch', move and manipulate objects. Within the last year 3D Web publishing has become the most rapidly researched and developed field within Website technology. Millions of dollars have been poured into its interface design, programming, information architecture, graphic design, user interface, program management and menu structure. This paper will: 剅xplore and view a number of 3D publishing software programs that are available to create and animate 3D objects on the Web. Looking specifically at their utilisation, affordability and effectiveness. 剄iscuss the recent developments that have allowed 3D Web interactivity in real time to become possible. 剉llustrate the 3D Web Publishing software that suits product, industrial, architectural, interior and game design. 剄iscuss the future enhancements for 3D Web Publishing. 剌ook at how to implement 3D Web technology into your course structure.
ACUADS 2002 Brisbane Conference