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Content definition: Tools that support the preservation of 3D data.

Tools for this content type

3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) 3DHOP is an open-source JavaScript framework for the visualization of 3D models in a standard web page. X
ALTAG3D An open source archive software XXXX
CND3D Store, Preserve and publish 3D objects produced in Digital Humanities Research XX
CloudCompare CloudCompare is a tool for editing and processing 3D point clouds and triangular meshes. XXX
Filestar Universal file converter for 900+ file types. XXX
MeshLab A tool for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering, texturing, converting, and editing 3D triangular meshes. X
Potree A free open-source WebGL based point cloud renderer for large point clouds. XX
Smithsonian Cook Processing of 3D model, mesh, and texture data including the option to define custom processing workflows, where a set of files is processed by multiple tools. XXX
Smithsonian Voyager Open source 3D explorer and authoring tool suite with a 3D viewer web component to be used for dissemination of 3D data. X

Available best practice guides[edit]

Good overview of current practice and open issues[edit]

  • Juliet L. Hardesty, Jennifer Johnson, Jamie Wittenberg, Nathan Hall, Matt Cook, Zack Lischer-Katz, Zhiwu Xie, and Robert McDonald - 3D Data Repository Features, Best Practices, and Implications for Preservation Models: Findings from a National Forum: https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/24512/32346