Interactive Options to add to my company website?

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#1

Hi guys,

I am in need of a way to upload my Sketchup models to my company website. I am wanting to create 3D models in Sketchup, and have a tool that will allow potential clients to go onto my company website, see what models I have, and rather than the walkthrough be led by me, be completely interactive, and they can walk around in the rendered model via my website. I have been unsuccessful finding anything similar to this, and am not tech savy enough to create something to incorporate this.

Please help!!!


#2

Easiest way is to upload to 3D Warehouse and paste embed link in your site. Explained here: https://help.sketchup.com/en/3d-warehouse/sharing-model-website-or-social-media

Just tested it on my site and works great. I like that there is a sidebar tab that lets you select the models scenes, etc. http://www.sargeantillustration.com/model-embed/

Walking around a “rendered” model is a different story. You could export a series of rendered 360 degree views. Most rendering plugins do this. It’s not totally interactive as you’re locked to each vantage point and can look around from there. Example: http://www.sargeantillustration.com/caytonvr/

You can take this method further by linking together multiple 360 views into a ‘virtual tour’…you’d need another program to do that. Something like this: https://krpano.com/tours/paris/

Once you figure out what works best for you, come back and share your result with us!

*edited, I haven’t tried this but look at SketchFab as well. I added an embed to the 3D Warehouse embed test page above.


#3

Thank you so much! I will do some research and see what we end up using!!


#4

Hi BK2018,

Enscape have just added a web standalone to its features. You can embed the url of the rendered model to your page.

just tried it on a spare page of my website and it looks ok …embed test

I used a really heavy model that needs some work to see how it coped, it would probably load faster with a smaller model…(obj of building with stairs added in sketchup)

the link below is how it looks before embedding the page.
stand alone test


#5

loaded fine, but how did you creat the model – is it a lidar scan?


#6

HI gsharp,
the obj is created with a Matteroprt camera, its not accurate enough for manufacturing dimensions (use flexijet for site measurements) but is good for documenting site conditions and showing clients products before manufacturing


#7

I don’t seem to see anything but sky and ground.


#8

are you opening on mobile phone ?

may not open properly, not tried it yet


#9

No, on a computer.


#10

strange ? may be web browser ?

just tried links and seem to work using chrome

edit, just opened on phone which worked but a bit awkward to navigate


#11

I’m on Firefox. I copied and pasted link into Chrome and it did work there. I thought maybe it’s ad blocking in Firefox, like third party cookies, but turning that off didn’t seem to help.


#12

It works for me, but I found enscape trial was too short to really get to grips with it.
I managed to post one render to my page but never went any further due to time constraints for me and the trial finishing.


#13

Enscape is really easy to use for quick rendering and vr