instant3Dhub 2.14.0 Release

21.12.2018 instant3Dhub Release

instant3Dhub 2.14.0 has been released today! This version substantially streamlines recent developments and heavily improves the stability with tons of bug fixes. Furthermore, a number of new or previously experimental features have been integrated or stabilized and are now ready for production!

New Major Features

  • Shared Session
    Starting with version 2.14 instant3Dhub provides sharing and collaboration capabilities for multi user sessions. Based on a new service, different users and/or devices spread over the world are able to view and collaborate with the same data instantly. A session is shared by simply sending a link or scanning the QR-code instant3Dhub generates. Shared Sessions also provide a rich API to enable application developers to easily distribute their application data.
  • Model Based Tracking
    The first version of Model Based Tracking is now integrated in instant3Dhub. It enables “out-of-the-box” relation of real-world objects to their digital correspondences providing advanced Augmented Reality experiences. This technology is based on the open microservice infrastructure of instant3Dhub and is powered by VisionLib‘s tracking technology.
  • Point Cloud Rendering
    instant3Dhub’s rendering technology has been extended to support the visualization of massive point cloud data. With the general ability of combining data from different sources, point cloud data can easily be mixed with massive CAD data enabling a huge variety of applications like retrofit, comparison methods or working with 3D scanning data.

Further Changes and Improvements

  • Auxiliary data management
    • instant3Dhub now provides a search functionality to allow for an easy exploration of auxiliary and metadata information.
    • Furthermore, the data management has been improved to the support complex correlations between geometry, topology and auxiliary data.
  • Scenario Layer
    • Using the Shared Sessions instant3Dhub further now supports the concept of scenarios, which offer a way to build device- and application-independent logic blocks.
  • Supported Format
    • With the addition of new loaders instant3Dhub now supports point data formats like LAS or XYZ
    • Existing loaders, f.e. JT-OpenToolkit 10.2, have been updated in order to support a wider range of features or improve the performance.
  • webVis Plugin System
    • Plugins enable the dynamic addition of selected features in order to provide shared functionality across multiple applications.
  • Session Storage
    • The state of a user session can now be stored and restored on another device or at a later point in time. In combination with the snapshot functionality this enables the creation of 3D slide sets.
    • Stored session data can either be short-term persistet on the instant3Dhub’s infrastructure, or be ex- and imported for long-term storage.