I just saw this post on twitter:
I wasn’t previously aware of glTF but it looks really promising to me.
I remember that in the early days of MakerForums, we used to have a member here who got very angry and was abusive when we didn’t immediately figure out how to implement his idea of integrating a live model into the forum. I didn’t feel any great need to suffer additional abuse for not figuring out how to implement his idea after working out how to import a lot of content from G+, but it didn’t mean the idea itself was a bad one — it was just abusively presented.
Now that there’s a standard with apparently wide industry support, and now that FreeCAD supports exports to that format, I wonder if we’re in a place where you could upload a model in glTF and have a viewer in Discourse to present it.
Anyone interested in building that out? I’m a back end developer without the needed front end skills to succeed in reasonable time there, but most of my developer interactions with the Discourse team have been encouraging and positive, so if anyone with front end experience wanted to look into this I’d think it could be a fun and useful project, applicable here but also beyond MakerForums.