3D graphics platforms and tools for mobile applications
Guo, Yu (2014)
Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology
Tieto- ja sähkötekniikan tiedekunta - Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering
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The objective of the thesis is the investigation of mobile 3D graphics platforms and tools. This is important topic since 3D graphics is increasingly used in mobile devices. In the thesis platforms and tools specific for 3D graphics are analysed. Platforms are device- and operating system independent foundations for dealing with 3D graphics. This includes platforms based on 3D graphic languages: Open GL, Open GL ES, Open CL, Web GL and Web CL. Based on the platforms, there are specific tools which facili-tate applications development. In the thesis the Maya software environment for the modelling and Unity 3D game engine for animation are described. Workflow for using these tools is demonstrated on an example of application relying on 3D graphics. This application is fitting of clothes for Web fashion shop. Buying clothes from Web shops is complicated since it is impossible to check how the cloth will actually fit. This problem can be attempted to solve by using 3D model of the user and cloth items. The difficulty is dynamic visualization of model and cloth interaction. Example of this process is shown in the thesis. The conclusion is that new mobile devices will soon have graphics capabilities approaching requirements for sophisticated 3D graphics allowing to develop new types of applications. More work in the mobile 3D graphics area is needed still for creating more real and less cartoon-like models.