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Jack_in_CO

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A web-browser viewer
« on: November 15, 2013, 02:09:32 AM »
Hi,

This is hitting the news in the US about the efforts at the Smithsonian to digitize the collection as 3D virtual objects.  http://news.yahoo.com/smithsonian-museum-launches-3-d-exhibit-193941513.html

A good example is the whale fossil: http://3d.si.edu/explorer?modelid=386

The British Geological Survey is doing something similar too: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/collections/jiscGB3DTypeFossils.html

I work mostly with geological landforms from the scale of say, a dinosaur track up to cliff-faces (<100 m scale). The pdf is OK but the Smithsonian interface is great. Is there an output (other than pdf) that can be rendered that could in turn be easily incorporated into a browser-friendly format?

Cheers!

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Re: A web-browser viewer
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 12:51:59 PM »
use the SKETCHFAB or somilar HTML and WebGl sites.... they can  process a bigger files, but going wih very huge files is always problem....
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Re: A web-browser viewer
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 08:53:55 PM »
Thanks!  That is a great start.

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Re: A web-browser viewer
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 03:11:44 PM »
Note that the new 1.0.0 version has File > Upload model... with presets for Sketchfab and Verold *and looks like it could be extended to others, too).

But I agree, an easy-to-use youtube-like platform for sharing/viewing/commenting on 3D models would be nice. I believe there are already attempts for such things, not sure what their status is and what they do with multi-million polygon models.

Here's what a quick search gave me:
http://p3d.in/
http://code.google.com/p/jsc3d/
http://potree.org/wp/demo/

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Re: A web-browser viewer
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 02:28:02 AM »
maddin,

Thanks for the other suggestions.

Did this over at sketchfab...
https://sketchfab.com/show/493d0598eaa74abf9c37b90d3729e7c2

have a demo website that is internal with the image embedded. pretty much what I was looking for.

I think I like the look (and full rotation) that one can get with p3p.in

Eventually, the folks I work with that control the website will need to do their own devo to host images.