Marco Callieri (3DHOP admin & developer)
Marco Potenziani (3DHOP developer)
Federico Ponchio (Nexus/SpiderGL developer)
The history of the Visual Computing Lab of ISTI-CNR began more than 25 years ago, with the friendship and collaboration of Claudio Montani (former ISTI-CNR Director) and Roberto Scopigno (now ISTI-CNR Director). We have initially focused on scientific visualization, then moved to geometry processing, multiresolution representation & visualization, deformable models, 3D digitization, texturing and mesh parameterization. Currently, our main application domain is Cultural Heritage, including virtual museums, restoration, documentation and rapid reproduction.
3DHOP is a tool coming from the intense research activity deployed by the Visual Computing Lab in the last 10 years, focused on the design of easy-to-use tools targeted at CH professionals for sharing, visualizing and enriching high-quality digital 3D models.
3DHOP has been designed on the base of the experience done in the EC IP project 3DCOFORM: Tools and Expertise for 3D Collection Formation. De facto, 3DHOP can be considered the second version of the Community Presenter tool, which was designed and implemented as part of the 3DCOFORM project.
The 3DHOP technology has been developed in the framework of the EC NoE project V-MUST.NET - Virtual Museum Transnational Network.
3DHOP is currently used and, at the same time, developed and debugged in some other research projects: