Hi Yorik

Hi Yorik

I am a new Blender user and visited your site while searching for Blender and Architecture keywords. I was wondering if I could get your opinion on Architecture design with Blender and 3D web technologies. I would like to get your opinion on whether you think architects would find it useful to put their architectural designs in 3D on a web page for visitors to navigate through. Is this something that is already being done in the industry, and if so, do you know what kind of software tools that are being used for this purpose.

Do you think that architects are only looking for high quality rendered images and walk throught video animations of their work or would they go for something like real time computer graphics rendering in a web page. What do you think architects might use 3D in a web page for?

Blender 2.56a has a built in Export to X3D functionality for converting blender 3D models in X3D models for the web. X3D is the ISO industry standard for 3D on the web. Have you ever tried using functionality like this to put Architecture designs in 3D on a web page.

I was told by an architect in France that the 3D web is a hot topic among architects but it is a real mess. I would like to get your thoughts on architecture and the 3D web. Do you think that it is a good idea? Do you think that it is something that architects definitely want, something they would like to have or something that they don't really need? Any feedback you can provide on the subject would be much appreciated.

Thank You