It’s been a while since I started this journey. I started as a web developer, went to being a Unity developer and now I’m here using both game and webdev technology.
I started working for myself recently wanting to make 3D web experiences and had to face my worst enemy;
People usually do not know the increased value of working with more than just pictures and text, so I tried to make a campaign that shows them of what’s possible.
I made three little experiences with BabylonJS, showing a couple of things you can do:
1 ) Product promotion, where you can see a car from both the inside and the outside.
2 ) Relive history, where you can have a taste of how people have lived during the roman times.
3 ) Awareness, where you see just how fast the amazon deforestation is happening by showing a realtime illustration.
I want to thank this community (especially the Jedi masters) for helping me every time I got stuck!
I released the campaign today, hope you guys like it and any feedback very much appreciated!
PS: I also have a couple of code snippets that I made, would like to share, where would be the best place to do that?
For the code snippets if they are reproducible in a playground id say that might be your best bet, then post them on here or the playground roundup thread.
This is REALLY cool
We can definitely showcase you in our home page for sure
Woa thanks, means a lot! Also thanks for the help along the way.
This is truly amazing indeed! I love how clearly you show the value of interactive experiences vs. passive ones!
This is now added to the community page!
Babylon.js is one of the world's leading WebGL-based graphics engines. From a new visual scene inspector, best-in-class physically-based rendering, countless performance optimizations, and much more, Babylon.js brings powerful, beautiful, simple, and...
Acquisition may be more fun than you think.
Consider adding a ‘request a quote’ form to your page, with a few inputs on things like dear client what do you want when do you want etc. plus few contact details
Make sure the ‘request a quote’ button (and ‘contact’ button for that matter) is visible on every page (even inside your demo experiences)
Price quote is excellent, and also tell your prospect how fast you can deliver (“we need this 3D thingee ready by end of this month can you do that?”)
Put a short bio on your site, together with LinkedIn badge. Nobody buys from a stranger (“do you know a guy/girl in your network that can do this 3D thingee for us?”)
Link the 3 experiences on your page to sample business goals of your client (e.g. sell more cars, have more visitors come to your historic museum, put climate change on the government agenda)
You’re located in Amsterdam, put that on your site (everybody knows Amsterdam
Just some random ideas.
About the code I wanted to share…
I have multiple things, but the part that I use the most is my own animation wrapper.
I found the normal way of animating very cumbersome. Basically I tried to abstract/shorten the process of setting up an animation. It supports multiple objects, multiple properties, and a “from and to” value based on a 2-length array.
It goes something like this:
'position': new BABYLON.Vector3(0, 1, 0),
'rotationQuaternion': BABYLON.Quaternion.FromEulerAngles(0, Math.PI / 8, 0)
If this is useful to someone let me know, I made a simple page-router for
https://about.zuncreative.com. If someone wants that one please let me know
Absolutely loved the Roman & deforestation demos, and they ran surprisingly well on my integrated graphics surface. Very cool! I hope you get a lot of buisness not just for your sake, but for ours. As a consumer, I would LOVE to see more interactive experiences like this across the web.