AnRep3D, EnRep3D or something completely different?

This time we won’t present a new 3D-graph and we won’t discuss a specific subject either. The holidays are starting and people are traveling or just taking their rest or the opposite: taking over work from colleagues. Not a good time for a fortnightly update and we will stay silent for a while. seashore with woman standing at beach

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Last year we demonstrated the power of AnRep3D in different areas. Originally the generator was designed to visualise core data from Annual Reports in comparison (in time and between companies). AnRep3D is the abbreviation of “Annual Reports visualised in 3D”. This blog is only picking subjects I as a writer know about: finance, energy and some odd things like agriculture, telecom and healthcare. For energy the generator could be called EnRep3D: Energy Represented in 3D, but this would need a different manual, not talking about Profit and Total Assets or Equity, but about Fossil fuels, Renewables and CO2-free sources. If customers would like to have such an alternative manual, we are certainly willing to create a parallel package!

At the same time another question rises: in which areas would AnRep3D have added value by visualising data in comparison? For each combination of subject and period (or moment in time), a building will present three or four values at once as height, width and depth. As explained before, the result looks resembles a bird’s eye perspective of Manhattan. Currently we are thinking about a contest, where the most innovative applications (top 3?) of AnRep3D will be rewarded with a full licence for the AnRep3D package.

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To try AnRep3D yourself, the free 3D-graph generator package is available for download. It is a .zip-file which can be unpacked in any folder (directory) as it is independent. Java has to be installed to start the generator. To be able to show the generated graphs in a web-browser, this browser should be WebGL enabled and support Javascript, but this will apply to most desktops and laptops. The AnRep3D-generator itself is a .jar-file (Java) and can be started by double clicking. It will ask for an input-file with a specific structure, but that is explained in the manual and examples of input-files (and output-files as well) are included in the package. If something gets damaged for whatever reason just unpack the .zip-file again or download another one. No need for registration.

US-SteelIn some of the previous blog posts we use the old demo-generator (not needed anymore), to show its capacity (posts for the second half of 2017). If the generator adds business value, we are happy – even if we are not paid for it. Our focus is on companies, as we are a B2B-company ourselves, but then companies can only exist because of their employees or owners, so in the end it’s all about people. We would love to hear your experience and perhaps you are willing to share your results. Please use #AnRep3D when sharing on Twitter. We welcome good ideas.To give you an easy impression of the power of AnRep3D, an animated gif is presented below. Please have a look and think about what the generator might do for your company. In the end it’s all about competitive advantage through innovation, isn’t it?

Real videos are available on our youtube-channel

Our email-address is and you can follow is on Twitter: @AnRep3D

About AnRep3D

AnRep3D is the new company, founded after the handover of Scientassist (together with VRBI) to one of my sons. From now I will focus on three-dimensional graphs for the financial markets, showing the main figures from annual reports in comparison. As per 2021 a second product is available: EnRep3D. It is meant to visualise energy. Although the engine is the same, the texts, manual, website and examples (including blogposts) are focused at energy.
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1 Response to AnRep3D, EnRep3D or something completely different?

  1. Pingback: Finance, energy and climate – why choose? | Annual reports presented as 3D graphs

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