Monday, January 23rd, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Tilt Firefox add-on turns webpages into 3D models

This came out a couple of months ago, but it’s been a slow weekend… and when we saw the news on BlenderNation, we couldn’t resist.

Tilt is a new(ish) Firefox add-on that creates a WebGL-based 3D representation of any webpage, based on its HTML and computed CSS. Its real purpose is to enable developers to spot code issues at a glance, but our reason for featuring it here is that it can also export the model as an OBJ… well, for the hell of it, basically.

CG Channel in 3D, rendered by Christopher Herrick.

First person to render the CG Channel homepage and send it to news [at] cgchannel [dot] com wins a prize. Or our admiration and their name in print, at any rate.

Updated 24 January: Thanks to everyone who sent in their renders of the CG Channel homepage. First into the inbox was Jeff Ferruci, but the best view of the 3D model was provided by Christopher Herrick, who also adds a satisfyingly old-school checkerboard-and-lens-flare effect. A warm glow of appreciation to them both.

Visit the Tilt development blog

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