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3D browsers for the web (AS try not to wee)
show user profile  zeefusion
Been a while since I looked into this area. I am looking to easily display a 3d model in a window which has basic controls for panning zooming and maybe changing colour or playing an animation.

Not looking to create a custom solution, more about using an off the shelf package such as:
http://www.demicron.com/wirefusion/
http://www.web3dstudio.co.uk/
http://www.turntool.com/
Flash

Looking to have dynamic reflections and lighting. As the models that are going in it are metallic. Whats the best one to go for? Feel free to suggest any others.
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12/14/2011 1:44:11 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 1:44:11 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
dynamic reflections - just cube maps & phong highlight at the moment unless you have a really basic scene, a hardware raytracer & a high end system.

perfect timing actually. will have a new build of our stuff later today (probably). check it out when it's available if you like.
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12/14/2011 1:58:25 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 2:00:00 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
unity is an option too

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12/14/2011 2:40:34 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 2:40:34 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
maybe embree if you want proper reflections. no idea what your budget is but it might be up to the job on a fast enough system.
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12/14/2011 2:42:32 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 2:42:32 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I think Unity and embree are a bit too much for my needs. I think wire fusion fits the bill I just wondered if there was anything that was as simple but much newer.
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12/14/2011 3:03:38 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 3:03:38 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
So, AS is recommending a windows executable ray-tracing engine to be used on a web page to display objects?

AS, you sniffing paint again?



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12/14/2011 3:06:10 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 3:06:10 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
unity's supposed to be easy to use.

by simple you mean easy to use I suppose. our stuff is basically model, materials, textures, export, load in browser. simples. the others are likely similar as thats how u do it.

/pimp mode.


> So, AS is recommending a windows executable ray-tracing engine to be used on a web page to display objects?

at some stage. he said it's for a window display & highlighted the importance of reflections. just throwing it out there as a possible solution. not sure why the web has anything to do with it if it's for a window display.

> AS, you sniffing paint again?

run out. please send more.
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12/14/2011 3:06:15 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 3:08:32 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
>>not sure why the web has anything to do with it if it's for a window display

The title of the thread.......?



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12/14/2011 3:10:04 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 3:10:04 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
yeah but the description has nothing to do with the web does it ? please clarify james.

edit : uber duh. /slaps self.

>display a 3d model in a window

I thought you meant a real window in a shop or something. you ofc mean a rectangle on your desktop.

sorry. def need more paint.
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12/14/2011 3:10:54 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 3:12:59 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Pop-up window in the web browser? All his links are web-based.

He he.

EDIT: No worries, AS. Hence my surprise when you suggested Embree!



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12/14/2011 3:13:23 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 3:13:59 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Lol,

Yeah window = web browser/ pop up window with controls for panning and zooming etc. Been playing with Wire fusion the last hour or so and I have to say its pretty straight forward and works OK. Supports reflection, phong shading, shadows and lights etc.

I am only displaying small objects such as low poly mobile phones.


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12/14/2011 3:30:28 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 3:30:58 PM)
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