Project Log: 3D Objects

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I spent some time over Thanksgiving break looking for premade 3D images that I could include in my iBook; having messed around with 3D modeling in high school I know it would take too much time to do it myself (plus I don't have the software anymore). Due to the fact that iBooks Author only accepts 3D files of the COLLADA format my search was made somewhat difficult; the Google-search of 3D images, called "3D Warehouse", has an extensive collection of files but most are incompatible. Eventually my search led me to, which is a repository of miscellaneous, Creative Commons licensed 3D models, all in COLLADA. I was overjoyed. The objects look very cool when you place them in an iBook and rotate them with your finger gestures-- I think being able to interact with clues will add an important element of interactivity to my mystery novel.



carsonk's picture

Ah I've been trying to work

Ah I've been trying to work with 3D as well, but I gave up after searching for over an hour. I tried your site. This has great stuff, but unfortunately it doesn't have what I was looking for. Thanks for you insight though! I'm glad I wasn't the only one struggling

Will's picture


This resource is perfect for a mystery story, especially if you have to find a clue on the object to move on or to understand what is happening. This combined with a choose your own path story would be cool because each object could lead you to a choice that leads you to your fate.