As I understand, the developers of Blend4web split to do another project, Verge3D. I’m wondering if anyone knows if Blend4web is still being developed/supported?
And if so, which of the two platforms would better suit a first person archviz walkthrough? Or simple interaction with an object, say, for a product demo.
I’d like to use a browser-based engine, which is why I’m looking at these two specifically. But if there are other options, I’m all ears!
**Edit - according to Blend4web’s blog, it looks like it’s still active.
I’m one the guys who left B4W to continue working on Verge so my opinion might be a bit biased I’d say that now the development of Verge3D is way more fast and furious! As such, we already have much more features. This is especially true for non-coders since we’ve developed a really powerful scripting environment called Puzzles and resolved issues with integration of 3D content with conventional websites (this was a real hurdle of our past product). And of course we already support Blender 2.80.
On the other way, Blend4Web development has stalled. As I heard, right now they’re rethinking their strategy and started to develop a completely new environment that they call Blend4Web Studio. If I understand correctly, they have quite ambitious plans to make something like Unity. I honestly don’t know when they’re going to release this product, but I believe it will take some time to develop it )
I hope this post will help you clarify what’s going on with these two projects.
P.S.: If you decide to go the Verge way, here is the nice beginner-level series of tutorials.
@AlexKowel Thanks for the information! My inclination was to go with Verge3D anyway
And thanks for the tutorial link. Are there plans to have more scripting/puzzle tutorials? Personally, that’s something that I think would help tremendously.
@AlexKowel Hi there. I meant to ask, is there currently a solution for a “first person” interactive experience? I speak mainly of archviz scenarios, and just for simple walking and looking/panning.
Thanks for all your wonderful work so far!
Hi! We’re actively working on this feature so it will be available in Verge3D very soon.
What is the best way to try out verge3d for a team that wants to demonstrate the value. I am part of a design team that is intrigued with this kind of solution, but there is no way we would open source our proprietary designs.
Is there a way for a commercial design team to demonstrate the value of this kind of 3d presentation of our future concept models? Do you have a demo version that could be used for a limited time on proprietary projects?
Sure! You can try the Trial version, it comes with a full set of features and has no time limitations.