Via an O’Reilly Radar / Four short links post (via my RSS reader, obvs…), I learn about the Smithsonian Open Access site (and from that I remember I used to love the whole GLAM / open api thang. Why did I ever stop playing around with that stuff?)
There’s also a tool and workflow for creating a “story” around a 3D model that lets you:
- set the pose of the object;
- capture a 2D rendering of the object;
- tweak background settings;
- annotate the model in 3D space;
- associate an HTML article with an object so it can be displayed alongside the object in an intergrated view;
- create an interactive tour that provides “an animated walk through a Voyager scene [consisting of] a number of steps”.
The document JSON based SVX format used by the Smithsonian Voyager “resembles glTF, the standard for serving 3D scenes on the web”.
This might be really interesting thing to explore in the context of refreshing some OpenLearn materials?
PS by the by, following through on some of the glTF stuff, I come across this gallery of glTF models — Sketchfab — and some models from the University of Exeter: exeterdigitalhumanities. Good to see an HEI getting their warez into public spaces…