We have a software visualisation architecture that requires tools to develop visualisations from XML execution traces and integrate the visualisations into user's web environments. Most existing web software visualisation systems create 2D visualisations and if they do use 3D they are using technologies that are outdated, not designed for the web, and hard to extend. We are building a tool that transforms XML execution traces into X3D - the Web3D Consortium's open standard for web 3D graphics - web enabled visualisations and exploring how suitable X3D is for use in software visualisation. Our tool and visualisations will help developers to understand the structure and behaviour of software for reuse, maintenance, re-engineering, and reverse engineering.

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Keywords Graphics, Software engineering, Software visualisation, X3D
Conference 5th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference, NZCSRSC 2007
Citation
Anslow, C. (Craig), Marshall, S. (Stuart), Noble, J. (James), & Biddle, R. (2007). X3D software visualisation. Presented at the 5th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference, NZCSRSC 2007.