Would this tool be useful for building a semi-interactive 3d environment for a website? I’m impressed by the engine, scalability and ease of use for this software. I would need to create an HTML overlay overtop the 3d environment, and allow it to interact with the environment. We’re building the HTML / 2d environment in Webflow.
You can definitely use Playcanvas to add 3D graphics to conventional 2D websites. To build something similar to the ones you posted you will have to get proficient in writing GLSL shaders. Playcanvas provides a very nice shader system that is easy to extend and your own code on top (search for shader chunks system).
Feel free to ask any question you may have in the forums.
That sounds good. So if I’m understanding correctly, it would be fairly straightforward to build the 3D environment in playcanvas?
Is there an easy way to allow the 2d webpage to appear within the 3D environment? Or overlay on top of it? For example, could we use an iframe to put the 2d page “on top of” the 3D environment when a user clicks an object in the environment?