3D Multilayer Visualization

devvisualizationvirtual reality

Developed for my bachelor's thesis this projects uses state-of-the-art visualization techniques to render a hierarchical multi-layer datasets in VR directly in the browsers.

Immersive Exploration of Hierarchical Networks in VR

The motivation for this project was to enable visualization of hierarchical multi-layer datasets in a VR environment. We believe, that this can improve the visual clutter for large node-links graphs as seen here. The set goals for that project were:

The complete thesis can be downloaded here . For information about the publication see here


To achieve the proclaimed goals our application focuses on these features:

Getting Started!

To start the visualization simply click on one of the provided demo datasets. The application starts in the desktop mode. To enter the VR mode click the VR icon in the bottom right corner.

Technical requirements

The application is build using A-Frame and the WebVR spec. It can be used with and without an VR headset.

VR - Controls

Controller Mapping

Desktop - Controls


Author: Manuel Eiweck e01633012@student.tuwien.ac.at
Advisor: Univ.Ass. Dr.techn. Manuela Waldner, MSc. waldner@cg.tuwien.ac.at
Assistance:: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Johannes Sorger sorger@csh.ac.at and Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Knecht knecht@csh.ac.at
Thanks to my friend Thomas Jakli and Lars Müller for providing feedback of the visualization.