LONDON, UK — 3DRepo.org is pleased to announce the release of its 3D Repo Android app in the Google Play Market. 3D Repo app is a light-weight open source client that enables you to view, share and annotate 3D models stored in the 3D Repo cloud anywhere on the go. Connect to a remote repository to visualize and annotate virtual designs and their individual revisions during the development and review stages of your project.
This app was developed as part of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Symposium on Apps submission Visualizing 3D Models in Aid of Public Consultation: http://www.siggraph.org/asia2012/symposium-detail?id=100–749&session=soa and is released free of charge under the open source 3D Repo project at University College London (UCL). This project is sponsored by Arup Foresight and the UK EPSRC-funded Engineering Doctorate Centre in Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation (EP/G037159/1).
3D Repo™ is a non-linear revision control framework built around a domain specific database, a.k.a. 3D repository. The role of the repository is to store 3D assets and to provide interfaces and conventions to add, modify and extract delta changes on them. By supporting standard web-accessible front-ends, it enables connections to modeling packages via intermediary tools, or simply to a viewer that visualizes selected revision from the DB. Conflict resolution is achieved via a unique visual 3D Diff tool which highlights incompatible edits and offers quick merge suggestions. Furthermore, the framework supports retrieval of any full or partial revision that can be exported as a new 3D file.