Sensor nodes are distributed throughout a 3D volume. Each of these sensor nodes is in a known location and every n minutes transmits a measurement of temperature and pressure.
We want to make a 3-D animation of the volume together with some of its features and the sensor locations represented as spheres and changing colour over time in order to represent the temperatures and light differences.
The animation should be converted into a a video which non technical users may then scroll back and forwards in the timeline.
The interaction of the user would then be to scroll back and forth on the timeline
as is standard in video players.
A nice to have for a second or version would be a marker in the video where there has been an
interesting event in the data (like excessive temperature). The application could also only
animate those parts of the timeline, if any, that have interesting or exceptional data.
What is important is that the user should be able to identify in which location
a particular sensor is placed.
We envisage each sensor or data point as being represented by a sphere, small enough
that it does not occlude one that is (possibly) behind it. The
sensors - or data points - could be in any arbitrary locations.
The enclosed animation is a simple representation of what we want to develop in a more visually rich way.
There is also a foto indicating air circulaton in the space.
If anything is not clear, please let me know.