Want to use 3D models in your online Moodle course? Check out the Wavefront Renderer plugin #Moodleplugins

Using 3D models in your online learning course can be a great tool to make your course more interesting and easy to understand for your students.  This will make it easier for them to understand the concepts and make the learning process more effective and productive.

Most of the Moodle teachers would be looking for a solution to use the 3D graphic models in their course. Today, I am going to share about the new Wavefront renderer plugin which allows you to display a 3D model in Moodle course. The plugin is supported for Moodle 3.1 and 3.3 versions and is developed by Ian Wild.

The Wavefront renderer plugin allows you to view a Wavefront .OBJ file format compliant 3D model. As a course teacher, you are able to create, edit and delete the model views. Students within your course may be allowed to comment on the uploaded models.

Want to use the 3D models in your online Moodle course? Check out the Wavefront Renderer plugin #MoodlepluginsThe plugin also ships with a sample model to test out the functionality of the plugin. The sample file is located in the /samples folder of the plugin file. You can download the latest version of the plugin from the Moodle plugins directory here.

To add the 3D model in your course:

  • Turn editing on
  • Add a new Wavefront resource to your course
  • Press the “Edit model” button
  • Upload the .obj file

Are you using 3D models in your Moodle course? Which are the other tools to embed 3D models in Moodle course? Do share with us in the comments section below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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