Category: Map

Using wayfinding software in office buildings
June 28, 2019

Big office buildings can be extremely complicated for anybody - visitors, workers and even building managers. To avoid getting lost and wasting time, 3DWayfinder is a perfect solution for navigating your way thru there and finding the right location [...]

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Showing names on the map
April 11, 2019

Showing information for every location is something every user would expect from wayfinding solution. That info could be in pictures - for example logos, or other option would be in text - as a pop up window with name, opening times etc. Sometimes i [...]

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Turning the map based on the location of the kiosk
January 2, 2019

Lately we developed a wayfinding software for a newly renovated mall in Tartu, Estonia. The solution there is simple with just 2D map with no possibility to rotate or drag the maps on the screen. Users get to choose their point of interest on the men [...]

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3D model converting problems partially fixed
November 8, 2017

In recent days, we were having problems with 3D model converter. These problems are partially fixed now, so converting non-corrupted 3D files shouldn’t cause any interruption anymore.   3D Wayfinder’s model file converter has stopped quite [...]

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New wayfinding directory for Lõunakeskus
June 6, 2017

Lõunakeskus, one of the largest shopping centers in Estonia, has undergone a large scale upgrade.  It is now larger, freshly modernized and it uses large wayfinding kiosks with clean user interface and integrated location data. Lõunakeskus is the [...]

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Faster loading of 3D projects
April 25, 2017

We have changed the logic of initializing POI data in 3D Wayfinder. This gives up to 80% faster project initialization for medium and large projects. In very large projects, the increase is even larger - more than 90%. After data is loaded from the [...]

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Compass widget for 3D floor plans
February 15, 2017

We have added compass widget for Developers Template. Compass arrow can be shown on top of the map canvas to point to the north (or any other direction) of the 3D floor plan. Compass is one of the tools and widgets that is needed for one of our larg [...]

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Guidelines for creating optimized and better looking 3D floor plans
June 14, 2016

We have listed some guidelines for creating 3D models, that look nice and run smoothly in web-browsers.  3D Wayfinder uses regular 3D models, so there is no special format or way how the 3D floorplans should be modeled. As 3D Wayfinder works in [...]

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Moving camera according to path
March 2, 2016

There is option now to move the camera with path animation. This makes the path visualization even more effective with 3D floor-plans and maps, especially when combining with directions. So far there were 2 ways to show the path: draw the path anima [...]

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New features in 3D Wayfinder
January 15, 2016

With the end of 2015 and the beginning of this year there are many new features added to 3D Wayfinder. The goal of these changes was to add flexibility to customizing the behavior of the 3D map and wayfinding. In parallel with large customer project [...]

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Preview of inserting external 3D models to floor plans
June 17, 2015

Currently we are developing features to insert external 3D objects to floor plans. With this it would be possible to add these "little details" (like escalators, benches, trees or even cars) that make the floor-plans look realistic. The best thing is [...]

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Lights, shadows and deferred renderer
June 1, 2015

Thanks to implemented deferred renderer it is possible to create and manage lights on 3D Wayfinder Administration panel. This means also real-time shadows, point-lights and multiple directional lights. Deferred rendering is an alternative approach t [...]

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3D vs 2D wayfinding
May 18, 2015

What is the difference between 3D and 2D wayfinding and what are the benefits of 3D floor plans? We have tested 3D, semi-3D and 2D floor-plans with our small focus-group and below is the short summary. To see the 3D floor-plans in action, please si [...]

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Testing 3D Wayfinder with 4K LCD screen
May 6, 2015

Here you can see the video of 3D Wayfinder application running on 4K lcd monitor. Tested project is really large (around 2000 POIs, 250k polys, 8k transparent polys, 60 materials), but we still have around 25-30 FPS, which is not bad. Of course the P [...]

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3D Technologies R&D has launched 3D floor plan application development kit
April 4, 2014

We are pleased to announce that 3D Technologies R&D has launched a service for software developers to visualize and interact with 3D floor plans. For example users can create Wayfinding, Smart House and Architecture visualization solutions. Using [...]

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Why consider mobile indoor wayfinding?
November 19, 2013

According to Google, self-service is becoming the new norm - 1 in 3 shoppers use their smartphones to find information instead of asking the store employees. 74% of adult smartphone owners aged 18 and older say that they use their phones to get dire [...]

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Presenting 3D Wayfinder to Hospitality Sector
October 23, 2013

Today we are presenting 3D Wayfinder at Hospitality Technology Day in Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel. It's a first time event specialized on introducing the possibilities of Digital Signage in hospitality sector. Where is people there's a [...]

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October 2013 Newsletter
October 4, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have made ​​significant progress in the development of a WebGL version of 3D Wayfinder. We are planning to implement it in Atrium shopping center in Russia. WebGL and the power of HTML5 gives new cool designing [...]

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3D Wayfinder at Rock IT Con
August 27, 2013

3D Technologies R&D presented it's 3D Wayfinder software at Rock IT Con 2013 fair from 24-25 of August. It was a first time event specialized on bringing together IT companies from Russia and Estonia. Our software got a lot of attraction by many [...]

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Lõunakeskus mobile app updated
July 16, 2013

Just got approved by Apple. Download Lõunakeskus (South Center) mobile app from your app store. Also Wayfinding Blog writes about this app. [...]

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3D Wayfinder in Kiev
July 8, 2013

3DWayfinder will be in Kiev from 8th to 11th of July. [...]

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Location based services from Estonia
June 5, 2013

The road guide that saves you from getting lost 3D Wayfinder is also an Estonian LBS company (fit to be Regio’s little brother, if you consider their duration and breadth of operations) that has set its focus on global markets. For the last couple [...]

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iPhone app available for Lõunakeskus (South Center)
May 8, 2013

Now you can download the iPhone indoor navigation app for Lõunakeskus from the App Store. [...]

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Navigate the Mall with a Mobile App
March 4, 2013

3D Wayfinder, the provider of indoor navigation solutions in large public buildings, has launched a mobile application for shoppers which provides maps of all of their favorite shopping centres and details of onsite promotions direct to their smartph [...]

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