Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 77, Issue 22, pp 29367–29382 | Cite as

Design and development of a maintenance and virtual training system for ancient Chinese architecture

  • Xu Ji
  • Xin Fang
  • Seung-Hyun ShimEmail author


Ancient Chinese architecture is an important aspect of traditional Chinese culture and has been studied by many scholars around the world via historical documents, photographs, and three-dimensional models. In this paper, a building information model (BIM) and virtual reality (VR) and video analysing technology are used to develop a maintenance and virtual training system for ancient architecture. A digital ancient architecture model that includes a three-dimensional model and attributes is established, and the model can be visualized using a VR video processing system. Based on this system, we propose a method of fire detection in the maintenance system to ensure the safety of ancient buildings. After performing lightweight processing of the three-dimensional model, the Forge platform, which can achieve high-speed browsing via Web browsers, is used to perform the virtual construction, dismantling and other functions. By providing an immersive experience, users will develop a deeper understanding of ancient architectural structures and construction processes, which will accelerate research on ancient architecture.


Virtual reality BIM Virtual display system Ancient Chinese architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Art DesignBengbu UniversityBengbuChina
  2. 2.Department of Visual ArtWanjiang College of Anhui Normal UniversityWuhuChina
  3. 3.Department of ArchitectureHanseo UniversityChungnamSouth Korea

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