Category: Project settings

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 often l [...]

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Wayfinder With Digital Signage Software
November 2, 2017

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

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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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Creating BIM Applications with 3D Wayfinder
June 15, 2017

3D Wayfinder is now being used for Building Information Model (BIM) applications. By creating BIM kiosk software for Estonian National Museum we have added many new and useful features to our software and improved the performance for larger models. [...]

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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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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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Showing Multiple Floors in Path Animation
March 20, 2017

New feature we have added for wayfinding applications is accordion style floors when using path animation. This means, that all floors will be visible on the screens when showing the path through multiple floors. In 3D Wayfinder you will see all flo [...]

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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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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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New Administration Panel Available for Testing
January 24, 2017

3D Wayfinder new administration panel is now publicly available for testing. It contains already most of the functionality and is optimized for mobile devices. New admin panel is accessible for public use now. It can be opened here: http://admin2.3d [...]

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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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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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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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Guidelines for Creating 3D Models
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 Way [...]

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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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Moving Camera According to Path
March 2, 2016

There is option now to moving 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 animati [...]

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Exporting 3D Models From 3ds MAX
February 5, 2016

3ds Max models cannot be used directly in 3D Wayfinder, as .max format is closed file format and our importer doesn't support it. But exporting 3D models from Max is not complicated. 3D Wayfinder supports following formats for 3D models: .fbx, .dae, [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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Preview of Inserting External 3D Models to Floor Plans
June 17, 2015

Currently we are developing features to insert external 3D models 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 i [...]

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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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Faster Loading with JSON 3D Model Format
May 25, 2015

Now the JSON 3D model formats are also implemented in 3D Wayfinder. This gives us better browser-side loading time as browsers’ native JSON parser is faster, than parsing binary models in Javascript. The average gain in loading time is 55%, which [...]

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3D vs 2D Wayfinding
May 18, 2015

What is the difference between 3D vs 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, p [...]

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Integrating Wayfinding with Other Software
May 15, 2015

We have published overview of integration possibilities with other software. Also short description of 3D Wayfinder application server architecture. 3D Wayfinder is fully web-based wayfinding solution, with modular architecture, customizable [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Usin [...]

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