I've been playing with SketchUp7 and am now wondering if there's a
browser widget of some sort that will allow viewers to use an "orbit"
and "zoom" tools to see all sides of a rendering...
I'm thinking that it'd be neat to include 3D-viewable models on a web
page - and that it'd make for some fantastic "how-to" pages. :)
I wonder if they have implemented PDF 3D? PDF can contain 3d zoom\spin
type objects but not to many people can generate it yet.... (mid
sentence Google search proves it is already possible)
Me too, but it sounds as if the Teleporter S/W may be exactly what I was
looking for. Some of the stuff I'd like to embed in web pages is
intended only for perusal and provoking thought - where providing a
complete "live" SketchUp model would short-circuit the learning I want
I've downloaded both the free SketchUp Viewer and the free TelePorter
software, and will play with both.
[ I think I'm just about ripe for a holographic display device. <g> ]
Thanks for the suggestions and...
A very happy holiday season to all!
The download I pointed you to creates jpg's at a user defined
degree interval. You are able to drag the pictures so it
appears to rotate. I *doesn't* expose your original model.
What it is lacking is the zoom function you were looking for.
Their demonstration page still looks fairly good - and my guess is that
by the time I can afford SketchUp Pro, there'll be a plugin that
provides the zoom feature, too.
I've found that a static rendering can be an improvement over even a
photographic image - see http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/Projects/LLJ/ for an
Yuppers - and now I'm having altogether too much fun! On that same web
page I have a batch of 2D drawings showing how the joint could be used
to build a shop bench...
...and just for fun, I fired up SketchUp and drew a 3-1/2"x30"x96" top
upside down, then used the push-pull to extrude the legs, again to
extrude all of the stretchers, and finally again to extrude the two tool
shelves. My total elapsed time was seven minutes. :)
I'll post a JPEG of the result to abpw. If I can ever get this thing
figured out I may be dangerous. ;)
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