BGPlay3D visualization is based on the Ribbon Representation of flows in a network. This visualization metaphor consists of replacing each node of the network with a post and to represent a flow traversing several nodes as a ribbon winding around the corresponding posts. Posts are distributed on a flat surface (yielding a 2.5D representation rather than a pure 3D one). BGPlay3D is the first tool that uses the Ribbon Representation metaphor.
Taking advantage of the flexibility of the BGPlay.js framework, BGPlay3D is a prototype that shows the potentialities (and limitations) of the Ribbon Representation.