Table of Contents
COMS W4172 (Spring 2014) TA PAGE
He works for Professor Feiner as a member of the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab. He earned his M.S. degree in Computer Science from Columbia University and his B.S. degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He will hold office hours Tuesday and Thursday 3-5pm in 6LE3 in Schapiro CEPSR (212-939-7101).
Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3:00 - 5:00 pm
All office hours will be held at the 6LE3 CEPSR (Schapiro Building). If the door is closed, please knock loudly.
- Unity scripting guide
- .NET C#:
- Mono and Microsoft's .NET are not fully compatible. When possible, please refer the the Mono documentation above first. The following links are provided for convenience, but should not be used in place of the official Mono reference guide.
- Steve Hazen's 3D programming articles (very enlightening with demonstrative videos)
Unity and Vuforia
3D Model Sources
- Lots of great models, many free
- Provides a list of sites that have free 3D models, many of which are in .3ds, or .max format.
- You can convert these to .x if you have access to Maya or 3ds Max, or to an appropriate format converter.
- Large selection of free models
- Models are in a variety for formats (but not fbx or .x) – but you can convert these
Trimble 3D Warehouse (formerly Google Sketchup 3D Warehouse)
- You can open these models in Sketchup then Export as 3DModel, Google Earth model (.kmz)
- Change then extension on the google earth model (.kmz) to (.zip)
- Open the archive and extract the model file (.dae) under models folder
3D Model Converters
- “Transfer project data from one application to another quickly and easily with the FBX Converter. This utility lets you convert OBJ, DXF™, and 3DS files to and from the FBX format.” - http://autodesk.com/fbx
- Note: When running the convert, ensure you choose a FBX format version compatible with your end application. The developers of Unity encourage usage of the latest versions of FBX.
3D Modeling Software
Use these programs to create your own models!
- One of the industry leading 3D modeling software providers
- Powerful package with large community of users
- Free downloads for students
Trimble Sketchup (previously Google Sketchup)
- Free download (non-pro version)
- Large community (tutorials, plugins, etc.)
- Easy to get started
3D Model Viewers
- View any fbx model in Quicktime
- Once installed, start Quicktime and open a model
- Use this to debug model scaling, origin, normals, etc
Texture Sources for Models
References and Links
- Nice page of several 3DUI surveys as well as links to 3DUI'ish conferences
- Nice taxonomy of 3D widgets with examples (some viewable with VRML plugin) and links to original publications
- Survey and taxonomy of 3D menus