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If you want to get the best performances, on all systems, in an even more stable package... hurry up: visit the dedicated section and download the last 3DHOP update! Critical bugs fixed, an enanched rendering system, improved features, and much more. Available from now.
A little 3D viewer for a mega 3D project
Join 3DHOP to discover the giant mammals that inhabited South America thousands of years ago
is an online platform that exploit 3DHOP to present a collection of 3D digitized fossils and a series of didactic activities based in paleontology. Do you want to know who else is using 3DHOP? Visit the gallery and find it out!
Save the giant... using 3DHOP
From paper to pixels: documenting a restoration on a 3D digital model
3DHOP is the official software of the information system used for the conservation and the restoration of the Neptune Fountain (Bologna, Italy). Discover the story behind the innovative project that will be able to bring this iconic symbol in the next era.
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.
The best way to learn to use the tool is "by example".
Take a look at the gallery, where you will find complete examples of web-based interactive presentation of Cultural Heritage artefacts using complex 3D models and a comprehensive overview of real projects that are using 3DHOP right now. You can then start working with the tool by visiting the download section, to get the whole package, and then refer to the how to page to learn the use of the tool from simple commented examples and tutorials.
3DHOP is a software package with full portability: it can run on all the principal OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) equipped with an up-to-date Web browser.
3DHOP is the product of a research group, the Visual Computing Lab of ISTI-CNR. If you find the tool useful, let us know, and if you are a scholar/researcher too, cite our publications:
All the 3DHOP software is free and open-source, released under the GPL license.