Issues in Creation, Management, Search and Presentation of Interactive 3D Content

  • Wojciech Cellary
  • Krzysztof Walczak


In this chapter, the main issues and challenges related to creation, management, search and presentation of interactive 3D content are presented. The challenges result mainly from the continuous progress in development of 3D/VR technologies and systems. In particular, the following shifts are presented: from passive 3D content to active 3D applications, from 3D geometry to meaningful interactive virtual environments, from single-user to multi-user 3D content creation, from file search to 3D object search, and from 3D scenes to efficient 3D visualization interfaces.


Virtual Environment Augmented Reality Virtual Object Scene Graph Content Creation 
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  • Wojciech Cellary
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Walczak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyPoznań University of EconomicsPoznańPoland

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