Case Studies

X3D has broad adoption internationally and across many different industries. From design, engineering, science, to training and healthcare, X3D is being deployed for numerous mission and business critical applications. Web3D's goal is to enable these diverse economies through the interoperability and durabilty of interactive 3D information.

The Challenge: The Winged Insect Exhibition is designed by students in Environmental Design and New Media course. Students created multiple virtual versions of The Winged Insects exhibition before holding the exhibition in the actual space. The 3D designs were developed with tools like Sketchup, Maya, and Blender to produce ISO-IEC standard X3D.

The Challenge: Two major goals in neuroscience are to define neural circuits which select and modulate behavior and to identify genes which contribute to the development of these circuits. Invertebrate species have yielded key insights into behavioral genetics because the nervous system is relatively simple and because their behaviors are stereotyped and genetically specified.

The Challenge: In a recent scientific paper on a study of human origins, several virtual models of the skull of a hypothetical last common ancestor of modern Homo Sapiens. The models were differentiated by the hypothesized history of evolution of Homo Sapiens.

Preoperative study and inspection of complicated disorders has been limited to review of images and image slices. This project brings anatomically correct 3D printed models to the surgeon prior to operation so the surgeon can fully understand the state of the organ prior to making the first incision. A 3D printed heart using the X3D standard helps surgeons rethink their strategy and make better surgical decisions.

A common saying is “All is marketing”. No wonder that in so many cases sports stadiums are used as an advertising platform. But to acquire new sponsors is often harder than it should be. Due to the state of the art X3D technology a stadium not only can be modeled, but also can be augmented with different useful applications, like interactivity, online readiness, high quality imaging and others. The German 3D software developer Bitmanagement has recently received an order from one of the most famous Soccer Clubs in Germany, Schalke 04, to support efforts of the club to strengthen its marketing capabilities.

Citizens, who are paying for public projects, react more and more sensitive on wasted public money. They do not only want to know more about an impact of a public project in their community, but also like to be involved in such planning. Now public authorities can get much more public participation of citizens. Based on an interactive, online ready 3D model everybody can catch up on a public project in many ways, becoming a public domain by being distributed via internet. It may save time and money. Bitmanagement is showing the solution for a huge traffic-related project.

At Virginia Tech Advanced Research Computing’s Visionarium lab, X3D is used extensively to manage, exchange and view 3D models, animations and applications.

SAFAS is a curriculum-support application for Architecture students learning Structural Engineering.

  • Explanatory Resources include multimedia on fundamentals and case studies.
  • Interactive Resources include X3D client (Xj3D) coupled with web-based simulation service (SAP) and courseware management (Scholar).

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