Publishing and Consuming 3D Content on the Web, a Survey

Foundations and TrendsŪ in Computer Graphics and Vision - 2018

Three-dimensional content is becoming an important component of the Web environment. From the WebGL advent to date, a wide number of solutions have been developed (either libraries, middleware, and applications), encouraging the establishment of 3D data as online media of practical use. Nevertheless, nowadays the fast development of 3D technologies and related Web-based resources makes it difficult to identify and properly understand current trends and open issues. Starting from these premises, this survey analyzes the state of the art of 3D Web publishing, reviews the possibilities provided by the major current approaches, proposes a categorization of the features supported by existing solutions, and cross-maps those with the requirements of a few main application domains. The results of this analysis should help in defining a scheme of the technical characteristics needed to build an efficient and effective 3D data presentation, taking into account the application contexts.

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  author       = "Potenziani, Marco and Callieri, Marco and Dellepiane, Matteo and Scopigno, Roberto",
  title        = "Publishing and Consuming 3D Content on the Web, a Survey",
  year         = "2018",
  publisher    = "Foundations and TrendsŪ in Computer Graphics and Vision",
  url          = ""

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