New Supported File Format: 3D Files

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SvenLittkowski
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New Supported File Format: 3D Files

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It would be useful, if a new phpBB could display not only images, but also 3D files as rotatable objects. This would be extremely useful for forums that deal with 3D-rekated topics.

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Re: New Supported File Format: 3D Files

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What 3-D file formats do browsers support (like the old Quicktime VR format)? If a browser doesn't support it, I wouldn't count on phpBB implementing that.

If browsers do support a format(natively or via plug-ins), you'd probably need to make that an inline attachment or use an IMG tag to link to the image (or a new BBCode for 3-D models) and phpBB would need updates to support that type.

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Re: New Supported File Format: 3D Files

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Hmmmm, it is on my to get some more information on that subject. I just remember, that there was a forum I visited some time ago, you could upload your 3D files (STL format), and the forum showed them in a way that the user could even rotate the item and see it from all sides. When interested, the user could download the STL file or join a discussion about that particular item. It was pretty cool. I will try to get some more information on that.

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Re: New Supported File Format: 3D Files

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and why should this be a core-feature and not done by an extension?

am i wrong or is this a really specific thing?

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Re: New Supported File Format: 3D Files

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FWIW there is an API for that to be used.
http://www.thingiverse.com/developers

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