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GermaniumWeb - A Beginner's Guide


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GermaniumWeb ( is a publicly available, generally free-to-use, javascript-based platform for easily developing 3D in-building apps for the web. This presentation provides an introductory guide to the space of GermaniumWeb.

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GermaniumWeb - A Beginner's Guide

  1. 1. Germanium Web A Beginner’s Guide Date: 2009-11-10
  2. 2. Q: What is Germanium Web ?
  3. 3. Germanium Web Platform <ul><li>Publicly available 3D Building API for the Web </li></ul><ul><li>For anyone who intends to create a 3D in-building </li></ul><ul><li>application for the web </li></ul>>
  4. 4. Q: What are examples of in-building applications ?
  5. 5. Some examples of In-building Apps
  6. 6. You can consider developing … <ul><li>An asset tracking solution that tracks people indoor in a 3D building, or </li></ul><ul><li>A 3D visitor guide that helps visitors find location of places, facilities in a building, or </li></ul><ul><li>A mashup that presents the energy readings at different indoor locations of your green building , or </li></ul><ul><li>An application that showcases the impressive interior of your designer room, or </li></ul><ul><li>A solution that presents CCTV feeds using a 3D building model, or… </li></ul><ul><li><<will leave the rest to your imagination…>> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Q: Ok, now I want to develop a 3D in-building app. How can I use Germanium Web ?
  8. 8. High-level Anatomy of Your In-building App Your 3D In-Building App (1) GermaniumWeb API (2) Building Composer or (3) KML Importer Approach < html > .. <script type=&quot;text / javascript “> var germ = null; function Init() { Germanium.CreateInstance(&quot;myGerm&quot;, InitSuccessCallback, InitFailureCallback ); } .... << more javascript code >> Application Code 3D Building Model
  9. 9. Tools & API you can use … <ul><li>Germanium Web API (javascript) – to develop the application code </li></ul><ul><li>Building Composer – to compose 3D interior models into a 3D Building Model </li></ul><ul><li>KML Importer approach – to compose 2D floorplans into a 3D Floorplan Model </li></ul><ul><li>Germanium Web Plugin – a software plugin that your users uses to view your 3D in-building app. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Q: Where can I find resources on the Germanium Web API ?
  11. 11. GermaniumWeb Javascript API <ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>> Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>> API Docs </li></ul><ul><li>> Samples </li></ul>>
  12. 12. Where can I post tech questions ? > www.
  13. 13. Icon Gallery > www.
  14. 14. Q: Is the Germanium Web API service free for use ?
  15. 15. A: Yes, the Germanium Web API service is free as long as your web applications are free-for-use and publicly accessible to Internet users. >
  16. 16. Q: Tell me more about 3D Buildings and how I can prepare a 3D Building for use in a Germanium Web app ?
  17. 17. Types of 3D Buildings 3D Floorplan Model 3D Building Model (Structured) 3D Building Model (Detailed)
  18. 18. 3D Building Composer > Modelling Tool with COLLADA export COLLADA files After creating a 3D building model, export the model, level-by-level, into COLLADA files and compose the level files using the Building Composer.
  19. 19. 3D Floorplan Creation > modelling/KMLBuildingTutorial A 3D Floorplan is faster and easier to create ( within hours ). Find out how you can create 3D Floorplan here.
  20. 20. Q: Are there any public Germanium Web application references I can look at ?
  21. 21. Featured Apps Gallery >
  22. 22. Featured Web Apps <ul><li>By Beijing Water Compass Co. Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Sales app for office space sales/leasing </li></ul>( Beijing Financial District )
  23. 23. Featured Web Apps <ul><li>By ArchitectSeed Sdn Bhd </li></ul><ul><li>App for visualizing hotel room designs and views </li></ul>
  24. 24. Featured Web Apps <ul><li>By Ambient Intelligence Lab (IDMI, NUS) </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time indoor tracking of persons inside buildings </li></ul>
  25. 25. Featured Web Apps <ul><li>Step-by-step Path Guide </li></ul><ul><li>for Building Visitors </li></ul>Showing multi-level path
  26. 26. End of Beginner’s Guide <ul><li>Visit . Explore our API, Create your 3D in-building app. </li></ul><ul><li>Get your app featured on our Apps Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>More questions ? Ask them at </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul>> www.