Date of Award

2013

First Advisor

Paul Shields

Second Advisor

William Dunbar

Abstract

People have always striven to describe and understand the world around them. One of the most recent and effective methods of accomplishing this goal is the viewing and manipulation of computer-generated 3D models. Using this technique, it is possible to create accurate virtual models of objects or scenes in the real world. This technology has been used in many fields, such as Computer Aided Design in engineering and architecture, CGI in movies, or virtual tours of remote locations. Despite the utility of this technology, it is noticeably lacking in some of the most common consumer electronics platforms, specifically on hand-held tablets.

In this project, I create a library, called Open-3d-Viewer for iOS, that will allow a developer to easily load and explore complex 3D models on the Apple iPad tablet.

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