Adaptive Recommendations for Enhanced Non-linear Exploration of Annotated 3D Objects

Marcos Balsa Rodriguez, Marco Agus, Fabio Marton, Enrico Gobbetti
Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 34, Number 3, page 41--50 - 2015
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We introduce a novel approach for letting casual viewers explore detailed 3D models integrated with structured spatially associated descriptive information organized in a graph. Each node associates a subset of the 3D surface seen from a particular viewpoint to the related descriptive annotation, together with its author-defined importance. Graph edges describe, instead, the strength of the dependency relation between information nodes, allowing content authors to describe the preferred order of presentation of information. At run-time, users navigate inside the 3D scene using a camera controller, while adaptively receiving unobtrusive guidance towards interesting viewpoints and history- and location-dependent suggestions on important information, which is adaptively presented using 2D overlays displayed over the 3D scene. The capabilities of our approach are demonstrated in a real-world cultural heritage application involving the public presentation of sculptural complex on a large projection-based display. A user study has been performed in order to validate our approach.

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  author       = {Balsa Rodriguez, M. and Agus, M. and Marton, F. and Gobbetti, E.},
  title        = {Adaptive Recommendations for Enhanced Non-linear Exploration of Annotated 3D Objects},
  journal      = {Computer Graphics Forum},
  number       = {3},
  volume       = {34},
  pages        = {41--50},
  year         = {2015},
  keywords     = {3D exploration, digital heritage},
  url          = {},

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