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Checking out OurBricks

Posted by Gaiiden, in GDNet 21 November 2011 · 829 views

Been talking to the makers of this in-browser web plugin that lets you view 3D models:

http://ourbricks.com/viewer/94cac27075634dd9ce44079b0e650a53

Just added the embed code to get this working for journals and forums, all you need to do is use the media tag and add the embed link the site gives you for a model. You can even just paste the embed link straight into a journal/forum posts and the system will recognize it and embed the player above automatically

So what do you think? I can see this being useful for 3D artists in general to show off their work and also for Help Wanted posters to throw up some better asset showcases.

Find out more about OurBricks on their website.




Cool. Beans. For those who are wondering, it looks like the following are supported:

3D formats:
COLLADA
OBJ
FBX
DFX
KMZ

Textures:
jpg
gif
bmp
png
dds
tga
psd

Compression formats:
zip
rar
tgz
tbz

It'd be cool if we got some artistic people (or people with artistic assets) who tried this plugin out!
Henrik OurBricks here. Glad you got it working and excited to see if this is useful to you all. We are basically hoping to build OurBricks into a great ressource for the game dev community to go get 3D content. We think that integrating with existing tools is key so we have an API for developers:

https://github.com/o...I-Documentation

Tried this in the forums and it worked like a charm: http://www.gamedev.net/topic/615504-embedding-3d-content-in-the-forums/#entry4886459

Would be happy to answer question or take your feedback about the site.
Craps out here telling me I need Firefox or Chrome, even though I'm running Chrome. Perhaps I need to update something, no idea what.
That look really cool. Nice work!
Worked fine for me in chrome 15.0.874.121.

Looks cool, I like it!
Looks very nice. :-) I hope they'll get it working in Opera soon; here's a screenshot from the console of how far it currently gets.
@Aardvajk: Sry you're having trouble. The tech that allows us to show 3D without plugins in called WebGL (wikipedia). The reason it performs well is that it's using the graphics but for security reasons they have blacklisted some cards (Mozilla maintains a list). So if upgrading your graphics drivers doesn't do the trick then maybe have a look to see if your card is on the list.

@Kimmi @CamJackson: thx :)
@benryves: Opera is on board as well but you currently need version 12. They actually also posted a really nice Intro to WebGL that I'd recommend checking out.

@benryves: Opera is on board as well but you currently need version 12. They actually also posted a really nice Intro to WebGL that I'd recommend checking out.

I am using the latest version of 12 (as the top line of the screenshot reports), so am not sure why I get that exception. The other WebGL demos I tried have worked - maybe this is something that needs to be fixed on Opera's end, though, so I guess I'll wait and see. :-)

I am using the latest version of 12 (as the top line of the screenshot reports), so am not sure why I get that exception. The other WebGL demos I tried have worked - maybe this is something that needs to be fixed on Opera's end, though, so I guess I'll wait and see. :-)


D'oh missed that. I will have a look into this.
This is freaking awesome! However, I think that when Danny Green finds out about this he's going to bring down the whole site ;-)
Really neat! Question though: does showing your model off in this way expose the model to being ripped off? Say, by examining the source and extracting a URL? Any way to protect it?
Really nice. For now, I don't have the smoothing exported from blender but the result is really interesting.

This is freaking awesome! However, I think that when Danny Green finds out about this he's going to bring down the whole site ;-)


Don't tempt me! LOL...

@Aardvajk: Sry you're having trouble. The tech that allows us to show 3D without plugins in called WebGL (wikipedia). The reason it performs well is that it's using the graphics but for security reasons they have blacklisted some cards (Mozilla maintains a list). So if upgrading your graphics drivers doesn't do the trick then maybe have a look to see if your card is on the list.


Same situation as benryves - I've had no problem running other WebGL applications and I have the same version of Chrome as CamJackson reports above.

Really neat! Question though: does showing your model off in this way expose the model to being ripped off? Say, by examining the source and extracting a URL? Any way to protect it?


On the team we are talking about various improve to make it even harder to get something generally useable out of it which is something we hope to achieve whilst also improving load time speeds.

The truth though is that anything you put out there will not be completely protected as many have learned the hard way through DRM and other copy prevention measures.


@Aardvajk: Sry you're having trouble. The tech that allows us to show 3D without plugins in called WebGL (wikipedia). The reason it performs well is that it's using the graphics but for security reasons they have blacklisted some cards (Mozilla maintains a list). So if upgrading your graphics drivers doesn't do the trick then maybe have a look to see if your card is on the list.


Same situation as benryves - I've had no problem running other WebGL applications and I have the same version of Chrome as CamJackson reports above.


Got it, thx
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