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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2023-10
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Manage private collections of 3D models

This project will build a web application for managing collections of 3d models, with a focus on the needs of the 3d printing community. It is designed to be self-hosted, and lets users browse, organise, and analyse their downloaded models. With NLnet’s support, we aim to develop it into a decentralized multiuser platform for hosting and distributing 3d content. Using ActivityPub, we aim to build a kind of 'decentralized Thingiverse', allowing anyone to run their own instance to distribute content, and subscribe to content on other servers using any one of the many ActivityPub services out there such as Mastodon. We also aim to develop an innovative open format for progressive transmission of 3d mesh data, allowing both quick previewing of remote models, and low-quality previews for commercial content.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.