P3D.in is a new beta service (currently free, prolly will change) for rendering 3D models in the web browser, no flash or plugins required. I guess it works via HTML5?

They only take .obj files at the moment (which you can export to from Blender). It’d be much much more useful if they automatically imported STL files, and all of Thingiverse, among other sites. I’ve logged a bug report and feature request along these lines.

Here’s a yoda head converted to .obj and imported and hosted by P3D in their demo iframe. pretty cool. (NOTE: I guess it needs a while to load in the browser, apparently. So if it’s not showing up yet in your browser, give it a minute).

CONTROLS:
Left click and drag – rotate
middle click and drag – zoom
Right click and drag – translate

 

3 Responses to “P3D: 3D Model Viewer in the Browser, No Extensions Required”

  1. That’s awesome! I didn’t know that the canvas element could do such high quality stuff! I mean, I guess it’s the canvas element, right? What else could it be?

  2. I read up on it a bit. It seems that they’re using WebGL, cool.

  3. ipod says:

    You can found something like this at :http://json3d.tftlabs.com/

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