StructureMorph: Creating Scholarly 3D Models for a Convergent, Digital Publishing Environment

Scholarly and Research Communication

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Title StructureMorph: Creating Scholarly 3D Models for a Convergent, Digital Publishing Environment
Creator Bonnett, John
Anderson, Mark
Tang, Wei
Farrimond, Brian
Robichaud, Léon
Subject Digital History; Digital Humanities;
3D modelling, Complex Objects; Convergent platforms; Digital history
Publishing Platforms; Complex Objects;
Description Background:  The StructureMorph project rests on the premise that future publishing platforms will converge multiple applications, such as geographic information systems (GIS) and game engines, and multiple paradigms of computing, such as desktop computing and high-performance computing. Convergent platforms will also present design challenges for scholars.Analysis:  In this contribution, one response to these challenges is presented: the Complex Object. Complex Objects are 4D models that alter their shape and surface appearance in response to user interaction, and changes in world time. They also to mimic the behaviours of 2D polygons as configured in geographic information systems, graphically linking attribute data with spatial locales.Conclusion and implications:  This article discusses the concept of the Complex Object and describes the software and workflow devised to support its creation.
Publisher Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing Press
Contributor Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Date 2016-11-08
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Scholarly and Research Communication; Vol 7, No 2/3 (2016): Double Issue
Language eng

Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Scholarly and Research Communication

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