Exporting a model fully rendered and interactive. Is this possible?


#1

Hey there

First post so here goes… I have a model I have drawn of a well test package that my employer would like to export as a dae file up into their website so that the model can be fully interactive for anyone visiting our website.

This would allow the user to zoom in/out spin around the model etc. However when we do this it displays as a model with only edges and has no realistic detail throughout.

Question here is this… is it possible to fully render a model so that it looks detailed / realistic but at the same time still be a fully interactive model??

I am aware that there is many rendering tools out there however i get the feeling they are only suitable for producing a 2D rendered image rather than the creation of a fully interactive / rendered model.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

kind regards


#2

posting a skp file and/or some images would aid with giving a constructive answer…
john


#3

The most simple thing would be to embed a 3D warehouse window. You can navigate through the whole model and even enter the full screen mode and cycle between different camera views. You can look at the http://www.sketchup.com/ front page for a preview.

Another option would be to use the unity3d web viewer that would give you a lot more controls, but that would require a plugin.
For interiors, you can can render a 360 cube map to view around the model.


#4

The 3D Warehouse idea wouldn’t answered the fully rendered part. Something that would do rendered enough, and fully interactive, would be the LightUp player:

There is some cost to that, LightUp itself, and the $10 app.


#5

Hey thanks for the reply

the use of a 3D warehouse window looks really good, is there a tutorial that you know of that takes you through the steps?

regards


#6

FYI, from SketchUp Help Center:

Embedding a model from the 3D Warehouse in a web site or blog

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