I have a bunch of DWFX files (count ~1000) with 3D content , that I need to display in web browser + allow user to interact with it: allow to turn and zoom content.
I know, that Autodesk Design Review contain IE plugin, that can do the same, but my customer want to have a lightweight tool, that can work without ADR.
I found some 3D-engines, that can help me (like Balder or Silvermotion for SL, or Unity 3D), but they work with other 3D file formats (like ASE or 3DS). I need some server-side automated conversion tool (for example, DWFX->3DS).
So, how can I convert my DWFX files to ASE or 3DS? Is there any tools, that can help to do it?
Thanks in advance!
ordodyg, thanks for the reply!
I saw freewheel project - it's looks like a right way!
But is it secure? I mean, that any materials, that I uploaded to your service, will not be available to any other?
As far as security goes, it's no less secure than email.
To go a little deeper: You can either upload files or refer to files that reside on your servers. For both cases Freewheel will cache the files for around 3 months and refer to them using a URL that is pretty long and pretty random - it cannot be guessed.
This is where the email part comes in: if you share the files (or the links to the service that displays the files) via email, if that email gets out, the file will be accessible to the party who got the email.
On the other hand the one document - one URL method is pretty widely used (flickr, picasa, youtube, etc.) and seems to provide adequate security with a high level of usability.
You should probalby give it a try and see if it works for you.