Metaphysical Developer

Viewing 3D Models directly on GitHub

Posted in hacking, WebGL by Daniel Ribeiro on August 12, 2013

A few months ago GitHub launched an amazing, albeit limited, support for viewing 3D models directly on GitHub. Since obj files were not supported, and are one of the most prominent 3D files on GitHub (with over 195 thousand files listed against 22 thousand stl files) I’ve created Three-hub.

Three Hub is an open source Chrome Extension that shows the 3D models from the model files when browsing GitHub. You can install it directly from Chrome Store. The source for the extension can be grabbed here.

Currently only obj formats are supported, but support for COLLADA, glTF and other formats will be added in the future.

Here are some amazing models you can see with it already:

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