3D models are vital assets in the Metaverse in general and in computer games in particular. However, a 3D model can be easily extracted and cloned. While it has been reported that some games have copied 3D models from others, it is not clear how prevalent this problem is. There is a need to understand the 3D model clones in computer games, particularly in mobile games since they are easier to collect from a centralized market than that of other types of games. Multiple challenges have to be addressed for the clone detection, such as scalability, efficiency, precision, and robustness.
According to BCC Research, the global market for video games should grow from $169.2 billion USD in 2020 to $272.4-billion USD in 2025, resulting in a CAGR of 10.0%. As a result, addressing this issue proves to be a profitable opportunity. With a steady increase in the number of gamers, increasing creativity in game design, the growing influence of video games in education, and the development of both augmented reality and virtual reality, there is a need to protect 3D assets that already exist in the Metaverse.
Our team at The Ohio State University has developed a tool, 3DSCOPE, that has provided a precise and scalable evaluation showing 176,361 mobile games that show 3D model clones are a practical problem. This allows for the first systematic study towards understanding the 3D model clones in computer games, particularly in mobile games since they are easier to collect from a centralized market than that other types of games. 3DScope extracts 3D models from a game indexes them using a value-insensitive normalization algorithm and compares the model indexes to detect cloned 3D models.
- Computer games
- Mobile games
- Future potential for Movies
- Future potential for TV shows
- Future potential for Medical Imaging
- Future potential for Manufacturing Designs
- Future potential for 3D Printing
- Clone detection
- Evaluation of 176,361 mobile games
- Protects work of professional artists
- Stronger protection of 3D models for a client
TTO Home Page: https://tco.osu.edu/
Name: Mandana Ashouripashaki