Help me display and rotate data
July 11, 2011 7:20 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to render and rotate data on a web page?
posted by cali59 to computers & internet (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to post a very general question here, no wrong answers. Any and all suggestions are welcome please.
Suppose I have some data, maybe it's just XYZ points, or maybe it's a triangular mesh, or some kind of surface.
What I need to do is to render this data on a web page and have the user be able to drag and rotate it to view it from all angles.
My question is what are some good ways to accomplish this? Suggestions of programming languages, programs, addons, plugins, whatever are all welcome, ideally free but licensable might also be ok if it's affordable.
If a web browser is problematic, then suggestions for other ways to get it to someone else and have them rotate it would be just as useful.
Also, as a related question, I seem to remember looking at car websites where you could view a car from all angles, though the few I just looked at didn't seem to have this feature. How does something like that work? It probably isn't applicable to what I need to do, but now I'm curious.