For real-time 3D applications are a whole range of tools are available. Depending on the application, the use of Unity3D, Unreal, WebGL/HTML5 etc. may be useful.
Interactive applications offer interesting opportunities for product presentations on the Internet or for training and information purposes. With WebGL in modern browsers, 3D models can be displayed without any additional plugins.
Examples of 3D objects with WebGL/Html5
Exhibition applications and games
In order to bring visitors at a trade shows to your own stand, and keep them there 3D applications can be extremely helpful. The options here range from the use of terminals on which a specific application is running, to the interactive quiz game on the video wall, which is controlled by Kinect or Wii board etc.
AR or VR application
"Augmented Reality" (AR) describes a combination of filmed image and real-time 3D object. One possible application is, for example, the use of an Ipad, which is filming a marker using the built-in camera. This marker can be located on a brochure or a business card. On the screen of the device the filmed image is visible, but additionally a virtual 3D object appears on the marker. The movement of the Ipads is used for navigation, creating a very natural interaction with the 3D object. Animations, informations or other structures can be activated via a menu.
Also in treatment and prevention 3D applications can be an important tool. This example shows a project for stroke aftercare. In order to reduce falls and injuries by limited mobility, the patient is trained specifically using a medical software. The patient can check his/her movements with a 3D character on the screen, who´s movements are synchronized to its own through a KINECT camera. This virtual person gives the patient feedback when exercises are performed incorrect or incomplete.