Unity gaming engine

The Unity gaming engine (http://unity3d.com/)has developed to the point that it will quickly become a useful tool in educational applications. Currently many people model buildings in 3D in sketchup (sketchup.com) and then import these into Unity and add animation.

Are there any plans to use Unity in Omeka for 3D work? For museums in particular it might well allow the possibility of placing artefacts in their original environment.

Best Regards,

Tony Dolan

Not currently, but it looks like the web player might be able to be used to embed into an Omeka site. From a quick glance, that looks like the best route to using Unity in Omeka.

Many thanks Patrick, yes it does not look like it would not be too difficult to simply embed it. Chrome though looks like it will discontinue support for npapi plugins (https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/npapi) and so will not support the web player for too much longer. In the future WebGL will run Unity and will not need a plugin. I was just curious to see if anyone had developed anything using WebGL in Omeka (http://blogs.unity3d.com/2014/04/29/on-the-future-of-web-publishing-in-unity/). Will take a closer look at it later in the year.