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Hybrid client-server and P2P network for web-based collaborative 3D design

Desprat, Caroline and Luga, Hervé and Jessel, Jean-Pierre Hybrid client-server and P2P network for web-based collaborative 3D design. (2015) In: 23rd International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG 2015), 8 June 2015 - 12 June 2015 (Plzen, Czech Republic).

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Abstract

Our proposed research project is to enable 3D distributed visualization and manipulation involving collaborative effort through the use of web-based technologies. Our project resulted from a wide collaborative application research fields: Computer Aided Design (CAD), Building Information Modeling (BIM) or Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) where design tasks are often performed in teams and need a fluent communication system. The system allows distributed remote assembling in 3D scenes with real-time updates for the users. This paper covers this feature using hybrid networking solution: a client-server architecture (REST) for 3D rendering (WebGL) and data persistence (NoSQL) associated to an automatically built peer-to-peer (P2P) mesh for real-time communication between the clients (WebRTC). The approach is demonstrated through the development of a web-platform prototype focusing on the easy manipulation, fine rendering and light update messages for all participating users. We provide an architecture and a prototype to enable users to design in 3D together in real time with the benefits of web based online collaboration.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This papers appears in Computer Science Research Notes series Volume 2501 ISSN 2464-4617 ISBN 978-80-86943-65-7 All WSCG 2015 publications are available free in the Digital Repository: http://wscg.zcu.cz/DL/wscg_DL.htm
HAL Id:hal-01303837
Audience (conference):National conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:17 Mar 2016 10:14

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