Fidelity perception of 3D models on the web

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Cultural heritage artefacts act as a gateway helping people learn about their social traditions and history. However, preserving these artefacts faces many difficulties, including potential destruction or damage from global warming, wars and conflicts, and degradation from day-to-day use. In addition, artefacts can only be present in one place at a time, and many of them can not be exhibited due to the limited physical space of museums. The digital domain offers opportunities to capture and represent the form and texture of these artefacts and to overcome the previously mentioned constraints by allowing people to access and interact with them on multiple platforms (mobile devices, tablets and personal computers) and network regimes. Through two experiments we study the subjective perception of the fidelity of 3D models in web browsers in order to discover perceptible resolution thresholds. This helps us create models of reasonable graphical complexity that could be fetched on the biggest range of end devices. It also enables us to design systems which efficiently optimise the user experience by adapting their behaviour based upon user perception, model characteristics and digital infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImmersive Learning Research Network
Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference, iLRN 2018, Missoula, MT, USA, June 24-29, 2018, Proceedings
EditorsDennis Beck, Collin Allison, Leonel Morgado, Johanna Pirker, Anasol Peña-Rios, Todd Ogle, Jonathon Richter, Christian Gütl
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)9783319935966
ISBN (Print)9783319935959
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventFourth Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN 2018) - Missoula, United States
Duration: 24 Jun 201829 Jun 2018
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceFourth Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN 2018)
Abbreviated titleiLRN
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • 3D Web
  • Heritage
  • Perception
  • Fidelity
  • QoE


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