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Latest revision as of 16:01, 14 August 2017

The STL Viewer plugin let's you embed interactive 3D models in your WordPress site

This plugin is based on thingiview.js, similar to the embed tool used at http://www.thingiverse.com/.

See the plugin in action at the STL Viewer Demo site.

Activate the necessary plugins

The following plugins must be activated in Dashboard > Plugins

  • STL Viewer
  • AP Extended Mime Types - let's you upload .stl files to your media library

Apply settings for SLT Viewer

  1. From your Dashboard go to Settings > STL Viewer
  2. Set the Height and Width in pixels, i.e. 300px. Alert: If these fields are left blank or not formatted properly the plugin may not work.

Try these settings to start, you can always adjust later:

  • Height: 300px
  • Width: 300px
  • Object color: #2B56B8
  • Background color: #FFFFFF
  • Show Controls: checked

Upload .STL files to media library

  • The plugin will be referencing the file name of each .stl file so make sure they are unique.
  • If you get an error saying "Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons" you need to activate the AP Extended Mime Types plugin

Add the plugin shortcode

  • Create a post or page and add the STL shortcode:
[stl file="http://blogs.evergreen.edu/stlviewer/files/2014/11/blue_rabbit.stl" /]
  • Replace the filename with the full path to the FIle URL of your .stl file.
  • If you're not sure what the File URL is, go to your media library and look under the Attachment Details for your uploaded file.
Wp-file-attachment.png
  • View your post to check that it's working

Stl-viewer-blue-rabbit.png

Control how the model is displayed in the shortcode (optional)

  • add more parameters to the shortcode
[stl file="http://blogs.evergreen.edu/stlviewer/files/2014/11/blue_rabbit.stl" color="#2b56b8" background="#f8f8f8" width="100%" height="640px" /]
  • alternatively you can change the default settings

Troubleshooting Tips / Known issues

Doesn't work? Try:

  • Using the latest version of Chrome for your browser
  • Make sure to properly apply the settings in Settings > STL Viewer
  • Will only load the first stl file on a page. Does not support multiple files per page.
  • Just says downloading and never completes? Make user you've entered the full URL to the file.