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3D Wayfinder Presentation at ISE 2024
February 7, 2024

We introduced 3D Wayfinder software and presented new features last week at ISE 2024. This year's exhibition was largest ISE event so far.  The show was the biggest and the largest show floor space (82,000 sqm net) and attracted nearly 74 thousand [...]

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Enhancing Wayfinding with QR Codes and NFC Tags
November 20, 2023

In the fast-paced digital era, technology continues to revolutionize the way we interact with our surroundings. One area where innovation has made significant strides is in wayfinding solutions. Gone are the days of paper maps and confusing signage. [...]

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Why to Use Wayfinding Software?
June 16, 2023

When driving with a car, most people use GPS and mobile maps. Even in their home cities. Navigating in large buildings is different, there is now GPS signal, no car with cellphone holder and no roadsigns. So what helps visitors in this case? Of cour [...]

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How to Bevel in Blender
June 9, 2023

This tutorial will show you how we use bevel in some of our 3D wayfinding maps. There are 3 main options in Blender to get the beveled edge look. First is the Bevel Tool Select the object you want to bevel in Blender, go to edit mode then s [...]

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3D Wayfinder at SantExpo in Paris
May 25, 2023

We are presenting the Hospital Wayfinder solution at SantExpo 2023. SantExpo is the largest healthcare IT exhibition in France and one of the largest healthcare exhibitions in Europe. Lots of interest about wayfinding software and how to make visito [...]

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Transparent Mesh Bug Fixed
May 19, 2023

We have fixed one bug in 3D Wayfinder that caused transparent meshes to be not visible at all. Thishasn’t accured before. But now it is fix and loading materials for 3D models is also faster now. In the vast realm of 3D graphics, transparent me [...]

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Voice Recognition for Wayfinding
May 5, 2023

We are currently developing voice recognition feature for 3D Wayfinder. It will allow visitors to use wayfinding software without using touch-screens. Just say where you would like to go and wayfinder software will show you the way. Voice recogni [...]

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Loading Wayfinder Application over CDN
April 6, 2023

We have added CDN support in 3D Wayfinder. CDN makes loading 3D Wayfinder application faster especially outside Europe. Currently it is available only for custom projects, but soon it will be option for all 3D Wayfinder customers. CDN or Cont [...]

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Help Us To Develope AR for 3D Wayfinder
March 15, 2023

WE are adding augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality features for 3D Wayfinder. With AR and mixed reality it is possible to provide map information and directions on camera image. This makes wayfinding in large buildings even more simpler and exte [...]

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Indoor Positioning on Cruise Ships
February 27, 2023

The world biggest cruise ship "Wonder Of The Seas" has more than 2800 rooms and accommodates more than 6900 people. Wonder of the Seas measures 1,188 feet (362 m) in length and has a gross tonnage of 236,857 across all 18 decks. Since all rooms and [...]

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ISE 2023 Technology Expo Experience
February 14, 2023

ISE 2023 Expo is probably most important technology expo in Europe. This year it was biggest yet. ISE 2023 attracted 58,107 unique attendees from 155 countries, making 133,606 visits to the show floor. Especially busy was Multi-Technology hall. Ther [...]

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Using 3D Maps in Ski Resorts
January 23, 2023

3D Wayfinder gives you innovative 3D map platform where you can build best ski resort app. All needed functions are available: 3D maps, positioning, guidance, search, filtering ski tracks and much more. Alpine skiing is fun and many people love i [...]

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Holiday Greetings
December 23, 2022

Christmas FulfillmentThis Christmas,may you have the fulfillmentof seeing around youthe people you love the most.May you have the satisfactionof creating special memoriesthey will remember with pleasure forever.This Christmas,may you feel peaceful a [...]

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Setting Up Wayfinding Software for Refugee Camps
December 14, 2022

We have build many wayfinding solutions for hospitals. Hospitals have more options than refugee camps. Refugee camps are usually underfunded and over-crowded. This creates new set of challenges completely different to hospitals. Navigating refugee c [...]

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How to Cut Costs With Wayfinding Software?
November 16, 2022

It is obvious that the economy is currently in a downward trend. More and more questions rise in this regard. How can we save money and energy? Globally, more and more people are talking about saving energy. This is definitely one place where differ [...]

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3D Wayfinder Map for Free – Yes It Is Real Deal!
November 8, 2022

The summer is over, yet 3 Wayfinder has really warm news for you. Old or new clients it doesn't matter our great offer is for all of you. Planning indoor positioning and navigation projects? Then this the right time to get 3D wayfinder map for free, [...]

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Exclusive Buildings Need Premium Wayfinder Solutions
October 31, 2022

In the previous post, we introduced different styles of modeling and designing 3D Wayfinder maps. It is clear that exclusive buildings need a premium wayfinder solutions. In today's post, we will talk about exclusive premium wayfinding solutions and [...]

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Different Options for Designing 3D Map
October 21, 2022

In this post, we will introduce different options for designing 3D map. A map mostly serves the task of guiding people, but there are many different ways to design a map. When designing a map, a lot depends on what the map is designed for, which peo [...]

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Earn Revenue With Wayfinding
October 11, 2022

Helping visitors doesn’t have to be just a cost. It is possible to earn revenue with 3D Wayfinder software and you might be surprised how profitable it actually is. It is like getting 200 m2 rental space with minimal investment. Below we present i [...]

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Licensing Options for Wayfinding Software
October 1, 2022

3D Wayfinder wayfinding software can be purchased in different ways. In this post we will give a short overview of possible licensing options. Choosing suitable licensing type depends on your (or your customer) needs, but we will certainly be able t [...]

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Back to School With Wayfinder
September 22, 2022

More and more schools are using wayfinder kiosks. Besides building plans and directories, touch screens are useful for providing information and promoting upcoming events. They are a good way to show lesson plans, contact data and transportation sch [...]

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QR Code, Why and How in Wayfinder Software!
July 26, 2022

We have all seen QR codes in product labels, marketing ads, on business cards, in logistic labels, self service solutions and many other places. Today you can even get it free on online platforms like QR Code-Monkey . But did you know that QR code i [...]

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Indoor Positioning on Guide Robot, What Do You Think?
June 29, 2022

We see more and more development in robotics and machine learning. It raises the question how wayfinding software and services can be used in the future. Robots can be very helpful for visitors. Especially if we take into account older, disabled, or [...]

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How 3D Wayfinder Software Makes Hospitals Better
April 25, 2022

3D Wayfinder R&D AS has successfully completed as many as 200 projects a round the world. Below map gives you just small glimpse where you can find our work. Find out how hospital wayfinding software works. 3D Wayfinder global projec [...]

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WordPress Indoor Map Plugin
November 11, 2020

WordPress Indoor Map Plugin for indoor maps is an easy way to integrate building directory to your WordPress website. Keep the tenant info in sync on all your channels - web, mobile and kiosk. It allows you to connect locations on map with WordPress [...]

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Mobile Wayfinder Maps for Maze
November 3, 2020

We have made a mobile-friendly web application for large corn maze. Application helps to navigate in the maze, but at same time it will not disappear the fun of finding the right path in maze. Continue reading to see, how that's possible. Our [...]

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Wayfinding Advertising: Beyond the Basic
August 28, 2020

Having a wayfinding solution, for any type of establishment, is a sure way to take the visitors' experience to a new level. Wayfinding allows people to save time and reduce stress by making navigating easy. You can get acquainted with the building a [...]

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Using Self-Service Kiosks During the Corona Pandemic
August 9, 2020

The Corona epidemic has far reaching consequences in all sectors. Everything from the obvious health, economic to social issues are influenced. However there are also many smaller matters that aren't immediately apparent. For instance, the role of t [...]

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Offline Wayfinding Will Guarantee Your Investment
July 20, 2020

Internet connection can be a fickle thing. Everything from natural conditions and technical problems to human error can jeopardize a stable connection. As a result, offline wayfinding may be needed as a fail-safe. For instance, a shopping mall might [...]

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Response to COVID-19 From 3D Wayfinder
April 30, 2020

We are in an oxymoronic time, where we must practice restraint and responsible social distancing., but also find find ways to continue commerce. 3D Wayfinder recognizes it's responsibility as a member of the business community, but even more as a pa [...]

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Increased Performance Thanks To Updates In 3D Model Rendering
April 28, 2020

Our goal at 3D Wayfinder has always been to bring affordable products and services, without sacrificing quality. Accordingly, we have made a few updates in our 3D model rendering. We are constantly updating our software to enhance your experience an [...]

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Wayfinding for Transportation Hubs
April 13, 2020

Airports, harbors, railway stations and other junctions can be massive facilities. For example, the Shinjuku Station in Tokyo is one of the busiest in the world and services a million (!) people daily. The large number of commuters, staff, supplemen [...]

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Wayfinding at a Time of a Pandemic
April 3, 2020

We are facing a global public health crisis that is unprecedented. The effects of this event will have long term consequences in the social, economic, political and technological spheres. I have no doubt that we will emerge from these hard times soo [...]

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Utilizing 3D Wayfinder Solutions for Conference and Exhibition Venues
January 16, 2020

Industry conferences and exhibitions have become an integral part of international business and networking. These sorts of events can include tens and even hundreds of thousands of attendees. Managing the orderly movement of these masses is essentia [...]

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3D Wayfinder Helping Global Village Dubai Visitors to Find Their Way!
November 25, 2019

3D Wayfinder is proud to announce our new venture in helping Global Village Dubai to map their extensive theme park. Global Village is a massive theme park, where the diversity of human culture is showcased through cuisine, entertainment, music and [...]

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3D Wayfinding Solution for Airports
March 13, 2019

Airports are often places that many people do not visit very often and therefore they can be difficult to navigate. Finding the right gate in the right terminal is something that can cause a lot of stress under the time pressure and unknown venue. L [...]

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Use of Wayfinding Kiosks After Extending a Mall
December 18, 2018

Shopping mall “Eeden” in Tartu has just got a new look with some new 9000m2 of shopping area. After rebuilding the mall three wayfinding kiosks were also placed. We were happy to deliver them a beautiful and simple wayfinding software. Lately we [...]

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Using Wayfinding Software in Retail Stores
December 3, 2018

Wayfinding software could make visiting retail stores more pleasant. Getting lost in big shopping mall is something that most of us has experienced. Finding what you need might be especially tricky when you are in the shop for the first time and ther [...]

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Latest Updates on Our CMS
August 27, 2019

For the past few months we have been working on making content management system better and more user-friendly. There is a constant work on fixing bugs and but with this blog post we are ready to introduce you a few updates that make using our CMS e [...]

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First Person View Makes Wayfinding More Real
October 20, 2018

We have had first person view as a camera option for a while, but it hasn’t been very flexible. We have now fixed the issues and added new settings to make the camera run smoothly and at desired height. First person view camera can be used with 3D [...]

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Adding Videos is Easier Now
May 2, 2018

We added functionality to set a frame duration automatically based on the length of video in kiosk that was added to the frame. Adding a frame duration was done manually before, it caused problems like cutting a video short or starting replaying a v [...]

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Using Widgets in Wayfinding Application
April 13, 2018

Wayfinding applications are not just maps with “You Are Here” dot anymore. There are many possible functionalities and widgets that our customers prefer to see on their wayfinding applications. 3D Wayfinders HTML-based user interface makes it re [...]

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Temporary Server Issues
April 2, 2018

3D Wayfinder has currently a server issue and our service is not working. The issue is with our Frankfurt data volume is down. 3D Wayfinder has currently a server issue and our service is not working at the moment. The issue is with our Frankfurt da [...]

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Our Kiosk Will Take Part of Centenary Celerbration
February 23, 2018

Estonia celebrates its 100th birthday this weekend. Estonian National Museum, where we have provided the BIM kiosk, is playing a big part in it. President Kersti Kaljulaid's official reception will be held in the Estonian National Museum on 24th o [...]

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International Colleges Benefit Most From Wayfinding Solutions
February 13, 2018

Large school campuses are usually difficult to navigate for new students and visitors. We installed wayfinding  kiosks for Baltic Defence College which is international college with complicated buildings, facing the same “hard to find” problem. [...]

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New Improvements for 2D Floor Plans
January 30, 2018

We have added a couple of improvements for 2D floor plans, that make uploading 2D floor plan images easier. We are also working on couple of new features. That will make using 2D maps much easier. 3D and 2D maps share the same data in 3D Wayfinder. [...]

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Wayfinding Kiosks are Part of Renovating a Mall
January 4, 2018

Harbour placed shopping mall Nautica has got a new name and a new look. After rebuilding the shopping mall, two wayfinding kiosks were also placed. Although the mall is not large, the wayfinding feature is really important for them. Nautica mall i [...]

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New Top View Feature in Our Editor
January 2, 2018

Sometimes it's the small things that make all the difference. New "Toggle top view" feature in 3D Wayfinders administration panels editor is a useful tool that will give needed help to our users. Toggle top view shows all the maps straight from the [...]

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Installing iBeacons is Easy
November 14, 2017

We have finished installation of approximately 250 iBeacons for mobile app positioning. Although the installation process is easy. There are some tricks and common practises to follow, when setting up iBeacon based indoor positioning. iBeacons instal [...]

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Wayfinder With Digital Signage Software
November 2, 2017

We have tested 3D Wayfinder integration with software. Integrating wayfinding with digital signage media management gives additional purpose for advertising screens. is created by MediaSignage Inc. It is free d [...]

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3D Wayfinder had Guests From Tartu Art School
October 2, 2017

Our office was really crowded last week when we had visitors from Tartu Art School. More than 20 people who have just started their studies to become 3D modellers. Tartu Art School is the only school in Estonia that teaches 3D modelling and visual [...]

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3D Wayfinder User Manual is Updated
September 28, 2017

Many things in our new administration panel work a little bit differently than they used to. If you need help to figure things out, check 3D Wayfinder user manual. We have updated all the topics and we add information when new features are added. [...]

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New Administration Panel is Up and Working
September 7, 2017

It has taken some time and lots of effort but we have finally made it. New 3D Wayfinder administration panel is finally online and usable for all clients. We have made many smaller and bigger improvements to make 3D Wayfinder administration panel& [...]

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Keeping Floor Plan Editor Idle in the Background
August 1, 2017

The new 3D Wayfinder Administration Panel is centered more around the floor plan editor. To provide better usability we keep the 3D editor idle when moving away to other pages. So switching between editor and other views is much faster now. The new [...]

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Indoor Positioning Demo with Custom Floors and iBeacons
July 18, 2017

Now it is possible to order indoor positioning demo application. For demo we will send you required amount of iBeacons devices and create custom 2D or 3D floor plan. With 3D Wayfinder mobile application it is possible to see indoor positioning with w [...]

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Wayfinding Kiosk with Raspberry Pi
July 11, 2017

We have recently experimented with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, to see how it can work as media player for digital signage display or wayfinding information kiosk. As a result we can say, it works well with 2D wayfinding maps and with 3D Wayfinder Adver [...]

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Choosing the Best Wayfinding Software
July 5, 2017

There are lots of different wayfinding software and it might be difficult to decide which solution to pick. We have used our experience and gathered some suggestions that will help you choose the best wayfinding application. Over all the best wayfin [...]

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New Feature in Navigation: Group Hierarchy
April 13, 2017

We have added new feature in navigation to our administration panel for creating sub-groups. This brings whole new possibilities for wayfinding and other areas. Any location or POI (Place of Interest) can belong to one or many groups. So for example [...]

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New Responsive Template for 3D Wayfinder
March 7, 2017

New template is now available for all 3D Wayfinder users. Template called “Iglu” is responsive HTML5 based template for 3D Wayfinder with clean and modern design. It is open-source and uses our newest AngularJS framework based template. There is [...]

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ISE Amsterdam 2017 is Coming Up!
February 2, 2017

Our team is participating in the Integrated Systems Europe 2017. ISE is taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 7-10 February 2017. This year we will be participating in the exhibition from 7.-8. of February. Come meet up with us, we will be moving [...]

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15% Performance Gain for Larger 3D Floor Plans
January 31, 2017

We have improved our 3D rendering engine. Thanks to better memory management we got 10..20% performance increase in FPS with larger 3D models. We updated our WebGL javascript engine - FRAK - in 3D Wayfinder. Many memory management functions have bee [...]

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3D Wayfinder Development Template is Now Available
January 11, 2017

A new template for development purposes has been published with simplified javascript API. Now it is even easier to get started with 3D Wayfinder and the integration of 3D maps into web applications. We have published a special template for developm [...]

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Wayfinding Software Full Specification Published
December 5, 2016

We have published wayfinding software full specification feature list. This covers the important features for wayfinding and building directory administration. 3D Wayfinding has a lot of functionality and features. That might be not visible with fir [...]

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We've Cut the Prices for 3D Floor Plan Modelling
November 28, 2016

We have redesigned our 3D modelling process and now we are able to provide more competitive prices for custom 3D modelling. New prices are almost 40% lower than before. When using our wayfinding application with 3D floor plans, you need 3D models of [...]

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Using QR-codes in Wayfinding Application
November 10, 2016

The easiest way for the visitor to get the wayfinding map into their mobile device is to add a QR-code to the kiosk application. By scanning the QR-code, the map of the building will open on the visitors mobile phone. QR codes are getting more and mo [...]

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Request for a 3D Wayfinder Demo
October 27, 2016

Our sales team can help You to find the best wayfinding solution for You or Your customer. We can help You with creating 3D floorplans, designing a custom template and integrating wayfinding with other software. Now you can request for a 3D Wayfinder [...]

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Branding Your Wayfinder Application
October 11, 2016

With 3D Wayfinder you can brand your wayfinding application just like it has been developed by yourself. It is possible to use custom loading bar and even get your own layout for administration panel. We are using small watermark with 3D Wayfinder l [...]

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Creating Your 3D Visualizations Paths is Now Easier
September 12, 2016

Hello 3D Wayfinder users, we have put together an instruction for you to make adding locations faster and simpler. Creating your 3D visualizations paths its easier than ever before with 3D Wayfinder. The following information diagram shows how to ad [...]

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3D Wayfinder Mobile Applications for Android and IOS
July 28, 2016

The development of our new 3D Wayfinder mobile applications for Android and IOS is in the final stages. It will be available in a short time. You will be able to create 3D Wayfinder applications for your venues and enable the download for people that [...]

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New 3D Demonstration Projects to Get Your 3D Wayfinder Started
July 11, 2016

We have uploaded new demo projects into 3D Wayfinder. These new 3D demonstration projects with 3D visualized models allow our users to start checking out 3D Wayfinder. Without having to upload their own model or floor plans. You can start creating a [...]

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New Free Plan for 3D Wayfinder
June 10, 2016

To start the summer on a positive and even more client-friendly note, we have decided to enable our customers to use our software free of charge with our new pricing plan. We created this new option so more people could access the 3D Wayfinder and w [...]

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Separating Materials From Geometry
June 7, 2016

Until now all the materials in 3D Wayfinder have been replaced with each 3D model update. Now it is possible to keep the materials and their attributes' values. This will save a lot of time, when creating a nice-looking 3D wayfinding application. See [...]

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Portals in Wayfinding Software
May 25, 2016

We have implemented new type of nodes - portals. This makes it possible to guide visitors instantly from one point to another. Portals in wayfinding software can be used for creating an instant path between a large number of floors or when floors ar [...]

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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. Custom models for path, path types, POI [...]

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New Reflection Feature in Our 3D Engine
December 18, 2015

FRAK WebGL engine has now built in Cubemaps and reflection shader. This gives 3D Wayfinder access to use reflections of surrounding area. We have added built in cubemaps and cubemap reflection shader to FRAK WebGL engine. In addition reflection with [...]

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Server Upgrade Done
October 22, 2015

Some of our virtual machines were upgraded to their latest version today. Today some of our virtual machines were upgraded and it may have caused some downtime with 3D Wayfinder API services. Sorry for inconvenience that this may have caused.   [...]

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Towards Rule-Base Wayfinding
September 25, 2015

Future in wayfinding includes definitely possibility to create complex rules for path finding. Now there are also node restrictions in 3D Wayfinder to specify working days etc. One of the last addition to 3D Wayfinder was node weights for calculatin [...]

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3D Interactive Floor Plan Demo
September 8, 2015

Check out our new 3D Wayfinder platform demo. This will give you short overview of what you can do with 3D Wayfinder and what are our API capabilities. The demo has following topics: Moving 3D map with mouse cursor or touch screen.Clicking on [...]

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On September 11 Server Maintenance
September 7, 2015

There is a server migration done by our hosting provider on September 11. This will cause a small downtime of 3D Wayfinder application servers. We hope the downtime will be less than hour. We will notify the exact time, when we know more.   [...]

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WebGL Broken in Android 5.1.1 (updates)
August 27, 2015

We have made some additional testing for Android Lollipop 5.1.1 WebGL problems.  Android Lollipop 5.1.1 (right now available for Google Nexus devices) has problems with WebGL (see our previous post about Android WebGL problems). Following extension [...]

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Node Weights in Path Calculation
August 21, 2015

We have updated path finding functionality and path calculation. Now it is possible to change the weights of navigation nodes in 3D Wayfinder floor plan editor. Path-finding application calculates automatically the shortest route from the starting [...]

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WebGL Broken in Android 5.1.1
August 14, 2015

New Android Lollipop (5.1.1),  seems to have problems with WebGL. With Android 5.1.1 updates (right now available for Google Nexus devices) problems appear in WebGL. WebGL is returning GL_INVALID_OPERATION on all WebGL content. Simple WebGL example [...]

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Updated Terms of Service
August 14, 2015

We have updated 3D Wayfinder service terms. Updated service terms can be found here. We are changing also 3D floor plan ordering service terms, these will be published in closer time. [...]

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Our WebGL Rendering Engine Supports Now Full Screen Mode
August 7, 2015

We have added full screen mode to FRAK WebGL engine. Now it is possible to create 3D Wayfinder templates that can open 3D floor plans in full screen. Full screen with browsers is being used for watching videos, using map application, playing games e [...]

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Offline Indoor Wayfinding
July 29, 2015

3D Wayfinder provides offline snapshot add-on to create static wayfinding application that can be used without internet connection. Read more about offline indoor wayfinding.  When kiosks or digital signage screens don't have internet connection, [...]

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Advertisement Add-on User Manual Now Available
July 13, 2015

Advertisement add-on user manual is now publicly available. Advertisement add-on makes your wayfinding application part of your digital-signage channel. It is possible to use video and banner ads. Also set duration, layout and everything you need for [...]

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Wayfinding Application Template Examples
June 19, 2015

Here are couple of 3D Wayfinder template examples. Wayfinding template for touch screen kiosks and mobile for indoor positioning in shopping malls, hospitals, airport etc. Contact our sales team for demo. [...]

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3D Wayfinder Joined the Open Design Alliance
June 19, 2015

We have joined the Open Design Alliance to develop CAD file support to 3D Wayfinder. With CAD support it will be easy to upload building drawing files and show them directly through web. 3D Technologies R&D (developer of 3D Wayfinder) is [...]

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Welcome Screen for Wayfinding Application and Changing Farme-Rate for FRAK
June 8, 2015

Some of our customers prefer a "Welcome" screen for their wayfinding application. Welcome screens are good way for inviting visitors to use wayfinding, it is also a page where you can show advertisements or welcome text. To minimize the load for kio [...]

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Testing New Responsive Template on Nexus 5
April 30, 2015

Soon we will publish new responsive template for 3D Wayfinder. This template is created for devices like tablets and smartphones, but it will work also on PC-s or kiosks hardware. With responsive HTML we maximize the screen area where 3D maps are sho [...]

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How to Setup 3D Wayfinder as Kiosk Application
March 26, 2015

We have made a short tutorial about setting 3D Wayfinder as a kiosk application. It is simple and secure and no need for special internet kiosk software. See kiosk application set up tutorial to know more. [...]

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Bumps and Dents in 3D with Normal Maps
March 24, 2015

With new material management, we have added also normal maps. Normal mapping is a technique used for faking the lighting of bumps and dents in 3D models – an implementation of bump mapping. It is used to add details without using more polygons [...]

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WebGL Fixed in Firefox 36
March 11, 2015

With Firefox 36.0.1 WebGL is working again. In Firefox 35.0.1 (released January 26)  support for the EXT_blend_minmax WebGL extension was added, but at the same time something with additively blending on floating point textures had stopped working, [...]

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How to Export and Import Location Data to 3D Wayfinder
March 10, 2015

We have added import and export functionality to 3D Wayfinder. Users can manage location data in any spreadsheet software and then easily import all locations, with descriptions, groups and tags to 3D Wayfinder content management system. Import and e [...]

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3D Wayfinder on Integrated Systems Europe 2015
February 17, 2015

Last week we were participating at Integrated Systems Europe trade fair in Amsterdam. Our wayfinding software could be seen on Famasete Wingsys kiosks and also in ONELAN booth. Lots of halls, people and digital screens. This was a kind of event where [...]

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Wayfinding vs Digital Building Directory
February 6, 2015

When we talk about wayfinding, we don't just mean a building directory combined with a map. Modern wayfinding actually includes also calculating the shortest route and displaying it visually. The following small demo with a maze will demonstrate 3D [...]

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Create Wayfinding with Just 2D Floor-Plan Images
February 5, 2015

We have updated our CMS to upload simple 2D images as wayfinding maps. To use your existing drawings, just upload the image files under Floors page. If you have PDF-files You have to convert these into images (PNG, JPEG). We recommend to use at least [...]

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WebGL Broken in Firefox 35.0.1 for Windows
February 3, 2015

Firefox 35.0.1 (released January 26) doesn't handle order independent transparency. Firefox has added support for the EXT_blend_minmax WebGL extension, but at the same time something with additively blending on floating point textures has stopped wor [...]

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Visit us at ISE2015
February 2, 2015

Famasete We are participating at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 in Amsterdam 10.02-12.02. This year we are showing wayfinding solution with our Portugal partner Wingsys.Wingsys is a manufacturer of multitouch interactive tables and multimedia kios [...]

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Add-ons for 3D Wayfinder
January 21, 2015

You can order several add-ons for 3D Wayfinder. To get expanded functionality for managing and presenting 3D floor plans. At the moment there are following additional modules available: 1) Statistics - for tracking application usage by time, locati [...]

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Towards the DIY 3D Floor Plans
January 6, 2015

We are developing additional editing features to 3D Wayfinder Editor which will add possibilities to create and edit 3D floor plans right inside your browser. At the moment you have to create 3D floor-plan models in third party software and upload t [...]

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Holiday Greetings from 3D Wayfinder Team
December 23, 2014

We wish you Peaceful Xmas and happy successful new year! We have a small gift to You also: with any 3D floor plan You'll get 6 months of 3D Wayfinder Lite for free. This can help you demo your wayfinding solution, show the new apartment building or s [...]

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Upgraded User Manual
December 16, 2014

It is said that “There comes a time when all people break down and do the unthinkable: They read the manual”. And when that happens, we like to be prepared. So we upgraded 3D Wayfinder Administration panel user manual. Adding and editing project [...]

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3D Floor Plan Modelling Examples
December 12, 2014

Our customers ask us what is the difference between Lite, Standard and Premium modelling. We made have made a short description page for each modelling level: Lite makes simple and easily understandable floor-plan in real 3D Standard is a goo [...]

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SSAO Shader Implemented
December 3, 2014

We have implemented SSAO shader for FRAK WebGL engine and 3D Wayfinder. SSAO is Screen Space Ambient Onclusion, it will make shadows for corners and edges. This means more life-true 3D and nicer floor plans for 3D Wayfinder users. Below is the scree [...]

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WebGL on iPad Air
November 24, 2014

Seems, that iPad Air doesn't support 32 bit floating-point textures, although it should because it has the OES_texture_float extension. So we made exception for iPad devices to use 16 bit floating-point textures and 3D Wayfinder runs now on iPads [...]

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Wayfinding in ADIPEC 2014 Exhibition
November 20, 2014

Pixel Vector Media provided wayfinding application and kiosks for Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference that took place in 9. - 12. November in Abu Dhabi. This was the largest ADIPEC so far. There were more than  2,000 exhibi [...]

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Additional 35% Performance Increase in WebGL for 3D Floor Plans
October 24, 2014

Shaders now use explicit vertex attribute locations in 3D Wayfinder. This and other improvements gave us approximately 35% increase in FPS (frames per second) in WebGL. Change is more noticeable with larger floor plans. Tests were done with 2 PC-s, [...]

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3D Wayfinder Performance Test on Browsers
October 20, 2014

We have tested 3D Wayfinder with different browsers and different PC-s. Main criteria which we were measuring is FPS (frames per second). The goal was to check how fast is WebGL in most common browsers. We are limiting FPS to 30, as human eye mostly [...]

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New Shaders in 3D Wayfinder
October 10, 2014

There is now specular shader implemented in 3D Wayfinder. This will give more life-like look for materials like metal, stone, plastic etc. Specular shaders create the bright highlights that you would see on a glossy surfaces. It is mimicking the ref [...]

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75% Increase in 3D Wayfinder's Performance
October 6, 2014

With last week update we have done some improvements in our WebGL engine FRAK. Average performance increase is 75% and with larger floor plans it is even more. We measured FPS (frames per second) increase from 5FPS to 15FPS with over 300 thousand pol [...]

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3D Floor-Plans with Skybox
September 25, 2014

New features in 3D Wayfinder include skybox, skybox textures can be set by our users via 3D Wayfinder. Skybox allows 3D floorplans to look more realistic and different kind of sky images can be used. Our customers from UAE and Kuwait prefer sunny sky [...]

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New Pricing Plans for 3D Wayfinder
September 16, 2014

We have revealed new pricing plans for 3D Wayfinder to support usage of 3D Wayfinder also in other areas than wayfinding. Simplest plan is now only $9 per month. This allows to create 1 project and access 3D Wayfinder CMS and API. This plan is suitab [...]

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Better Text Handling on 3D Scene
September 4, 2014

This week saw among other things a refactor of the FRAK Engine's TextComponent. It now has support for unicode. Also basic styling options used by the canvas text drawing API. It means better text handling on 3D scene. The working principle is simp [...]

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3D Floor Plan Ordering form Published
August 28, 2014

We have published 3D floor plan ordering and pricing form . It will make easier to order floor plans from us and give the price estimation right away  when selecting options and checking input materials. We are offering 3 different detail levels: [...]

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Transparency in 3D Wayfinder
August 22, 2014

Recently we introduced improved transparency in 3D Wayfinder handling to FRAK engine. It can now be configured between three transparency rendering modes: sorted, blended and stochastic. The sorted mode is what used to be the default earlier. Ther [...]

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Upload Image Files for Floor Plans, Walk-Through View in 3D and Other New Features
August 18, 2014

We have done many improvements and there are new features in 3D Wayfinder. It is possible now to upload image files for floor plans. In 3D mode, the floor plans are rendered as planes. When using 2D mode, floor plan images are shown the same way as r [...]

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3D Wayfinder for Developers Improvements
June 3, 2014

It has been very exiting days since we launched 3DWayfinder's SDK kit. 3D Wayfinder for Developers product was in Beta testing and we have made significant progress since then. Here are our latest improvements: - bug fixing - new map editor layout - [...]

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Welcome to ISE 2014.
January 17, 2014

We are pleased to invite You to join us at Integrated Systems Europe 2014 trade show. ISE may be the world’s most attended trade shows for the professional AV and electronic system's industry. 3D Technologies R&D will be attending with [...]

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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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Expanding Indoor Wayfinding
October 29, 2013

People move, think and experience the world in three dimensions. The majority of media channels are using 3D technologies to attract people’s attention more and more. Nowadays, 3D has become an icon that is written on many products, even on toothp [...]

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Follow Us on Our New Google+ Page
April 24, 2013

We have created a Google+ page for 3D Wayfinder to get You a better way to get up to date  information about 3D Wayfinder, indoor navigation, building directories and digital architecture related news. Please go and follow us or +1 our posts. [...]

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3D Wayfinder at Comex Oman 2013
March 19, 2013

We are happy to announce that Estonia will be attending COMEX to host an exposition of the latest breakthroughs in e-services. With a population of about half of Oman’s, Estonia has gained an international reputation as an e-society. At COMEX 2013 [...]

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Wayfinding Software Providers
May 17, 2012

There are some wayfinder solution providers such as directorix, fd2s, omnitapps, 22miles and here2there. They all provide 2D plans or 2.5D maps. Indoor navigation is becoming popular every day and lots of new companies emerge. [...]

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