Webbased 3D Model Viewer
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Description

It would be great to have an either self hosted or embeddable interactive 3D model viewer that can show STL or STEP files (typical CAD formats).

Requirements:

  • easy import/export from 3D CAD software into the viewer (not requiring manual texture & lightmap baking)
  • proper light setup and implemented self shadowing of models, otherwise its really hard to see the 3D nature of a part
  • WebGL, to prevent dependency on uncommon plugins on user side (flash, unity3d, etc.) - should be as widely supported out of the box as possible
  • has to work without the viewing user being required to register an account anywhere
sebastian triaged this task as Normal priority.

Tests with blend4web were conducted and created very nice looking results but the process requires an import and export through blender every time and manual upload of a resulting html file so that proved to be not too handy.

BAndiT1983 updated the task description. (Show Details)Sun, Dec 29, 11:44 AM

Blend4Web is mostly dead at the moment and forum riddled with spam. Another alternative is Armory3D and Godot Engine.

sebastian updated the task description. (Show Details)Sun, Dec 29, 11:49 AM
sebastian updated the task description. (Show Details)Sun, Dec 29, 12:08 PM