About 3DHOP

3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) is an open-source software package for the creation of interactive Web presentations of high-resolution 3D models, oriented to the Cultural Heritage field. 3DHOP target audience goes from the museum curators with some IT experience to the experienced Web designers who want to embed 3D contents in their creations, from students in the CH field to small companies developing web applications for museum and CH institutions.

3DHOP allows the creation of interactive visualization of 3D models directly inside a standard web page, just by adding some HTML and JavaScript components in the HTML code. The 3D scene and the user interaction can be easily configured using a simple “declarative programming” approach, and by a series of provided JavaScript functions.

By using a multi-resolution 3D model management, supporting an efficient streaming, 3DHOP is able to work with high-resolution 3D models (1-100 millions of triangles) with ease, also on low-bandwidth.

3DHOP does not need a specialized server, nor server-side computation: simply some space on a web server. and does work directly inside modern web browsers, no plug-ins or additional components are necessary.

Here are some examples of their works.

Since it is an open source tool, users can download the latest version of 3DHOP here.