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Free OBJ viewer recommendations
show user profile  jStins
Hi guys. I have a client that needs to view some OBJ files, but does not currently have 3D software installed on their system. A Google search yields a lot of results, but I was hoping someone here may have experience with a viewer and some recommendations.

Something simple and free would be ideal. Thanks.

/edit: Forgot to mention... the client is on OSX.


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7/23/2012 9:44:15 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 9:44:57 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Do they have Photoshop?
That works fine..........
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7/23/2012 10:06:17 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 10:06:17 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
if only there was a 3d webbrowser somewhere...

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7/23/2012 10:12:01 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 10:12:01 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Damn... what was that website we were all playing with a little while back? Might not be ideal for "sensitive information" mind you.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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7/23/2012 10:12:10 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 10:12:10 PM)
show user profile  jStins
derp, forgot about Photoshop. I'll see if they have that.

@Dave: I seam to remember that thread, but forget the name/link. Anybody have it handy?

Thanks guys.


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7/23/2012 10:22:29 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 10:22:29 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
3d?...ON THE WEB?.....never happen.
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7/23/2012 10:27:16 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 10:27:16 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
can't help you on osx at the moment. our stuff's windows only for now.

& don't currently support obj - just our own .xsg format, exported from max.

you should be able to find a browser based webgl app that'll do that.

had a quick look around & there's plenty out there. take your pick.

this one's progressing well :

no idea what the deal is with .obj with that app. might have to convert.
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7/23/2012 10:29:51 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 10:40:02 PM)
show user profile  ccampbell
try mesh lab. Its actually good for lots of stuff. Give it a try.

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7/23/2012 10:49:38 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 10:52:23 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
Did i ment i h8 th abrev cald "app"? How hard is is to say program or application or software... :(

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7/23/2012 11:42:51 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 11:42:51 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
There are quite a few options, the most convenient of which being web `applications` that can be viewed from within the browser. There`s an openGL example being mucked around with in this thread:

And some other flash-based one`s too ( which are getting pretty good, Unreal Engine is now ported to Flash ffs! )..

There`s browser plugins like Unity also doing the same stuff.

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7/23/2012 11:50:23 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 11:51:10 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Aye cheers AS, had a re-look at it and it is coming along very nicely!

Oh... it.. err, the embedding isn't working for me.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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7/23/2012 11:54:12 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 11:56:29 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Working a charm here Dave, looking good.

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7/23/2012 11:59:05 PM (last edit: 7/23/2012 11:59:05 PM)
show user profile  danmitch1
Hey ' I got a pretty cool "app" for my android tablet for free on the play store
Search model view ...

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7/24/2012 3:35:34 AM (last edit: 7/24/2012 3:36:21 AM)
show user profile  libor
For a dollar, this one is as good as free:
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4/12/2015 2:09:01 PM (last edit: 4/12/2015 2:09:01 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
It's not free, but thanks for participating in a three year old thread.

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4/12/2015 4:00:12 PM (last edit: 4/12/2015 4:00:12 PM)
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