I may be alone but although 3d Warehouse is a great way to share models, it would be good to have an easy export option (Extension) in SketchUp to create an independent WebGL rendition of a model, which could then be hosted independently (on one’s own website).
When I first started using Sketchup there was an excellent sister program called Spread3DFree (version 1.4) which read in a SketchUp file which could then be exported as a functional web Flash page. This was (and still is) a fantastic way of sharing a model on a personal website without having to upload it to 3d Warehouse. The support for this software was abandoned several years ago but I still use the program for creating Flash renditions of my Sketchup models as I think that the quality is excellent and there are comprehensive navigation features in the resulting webpage. Here is an example from my website:
For maximum effect view the model full-screen
Flash is now deprecated and is being phased out by Adobe and by all the mainstream browsers. The obvious replacement in SketchUp should be a facility to easily export a SketchUp model as a WebGL page. There is an optional free Extension in SketchUp (T2H EXPORT WEBGL) to create a WebGL page, but it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of quality and functionality (the navigation controls are almost non-existent).
Here is an example of the same model as shown above after export as a WebGL page using T2H EXPORT WEBGL
I am not a programmer so would not have any idea about improving this extension but as a keen user I think it would be extremely useful to have the ability to do a quality and functional WebGL export from SketchUp of the same quality as in the Flash exports from Spread3DFree.
Does anyone have a similar viewpoint?