Activities: Wavefront Renderer

Maintained by Me Ian Wild
A Moodle activity that allows display a 3D model. Supports Wavefront .OBJ format models, together with .MTL material textures.
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Wavefront 3D model activity for Moodle 3.1+

This resource allows learners to view 3D models within your Moodle course. As a course teacher, you are able to create, edit and delete model views. There is also the option to allow users to add comments to the model.

A sample model is provided in the /samples folder. To include this:

  1. Add a new Wavefront resource to your course
  2. Turn editing on
  3. Press the "Edit model" button
  4. Upload

The zipped package will be decompressed automatically.


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  • Picture of Plugins bot
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 3:10 AM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-6762
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 2:39 PM

    Hi Ian. Thanks for sharing this interesting plugin with the Moodle community. There were some issues detected during the review that are better to be fixed before we can approve the plugin here. I am looking forward to an updated version!

  • Me
    Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 9:42 PM
    Hi David, many thanks for looking at this for me and hopefully the issues you highlighted have been addressed. I wasn't sure if I needed to upload a new version to (if so then I couldn't find where to do so) but has certainly been updated on GitHub.
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 12:46 AM

    Yes please, release a new version with the fixes - see the "Developer zone" link at this page.

  • Me
    Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 5:46 PM
    I've just uploaded version (and hidden the other, older, versions). Hope this is all okay.
  • Me
    Tue, 6 Jun 2017, 10:04 PM
    Hi David, hope you're well. I realised earlier that this plugin was missing thirdpartylibs.xml so I've just added this and uploaded a version of this plugin. Hope that's okay. Thanks, Ian.
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Thu, 8 Jun 2017, 6:43 PM

    Thanks Ian, and sorry for the delays. We'll get to rechecking your plugin ASAP.

  • Picture of Derek Chaplin
    Mon, 19 Jun 2017, 8:33 PM
    Hi David
    I've tried version & 5 and for some reason it doesn't display the 3D model on my Moodle 3.3 system. Just shows a small rounded box with the model file name in it; in my case. Greek Vase.
    The Edit model functions well allowing me to upload an OBJ or ZIP file and displays the extracted files just fine. But when I look for the model 3D view it just shows a small rounded box slightly larger than the "Greek Vase" text.
    Am I missing something?
  • Me
    Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 5:06 AM
    Hi Derek,
    Sorry to hear that you are having problems. No it looks like what you are doing is fine and that the issue is that the AMD JavaScript build files are missing from the latest version (if you turn off JavaScript caching then it works). I'll get that sorted now and get back to you.
  • Me
    Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 5:58 AM
    Hi again Derek,
    This is a quick message to let you know that I have uploaded a new version of the plugin which contains the missing files. If you update to this version and then purge all caches it should work. If you have any more problems then please do let me know.
  • Picture of Derek Chaplin
    Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 10:07 PM
    Hi Ian,
    That fixed it; version works! Thanks for this great plugin. Do you plan any enhancements?
  • Me
    Wed, 21 Jun 2017, 5:05 PM
    Hi Derek,
    Thanks for your message and glad it's now working. The only other enhancement I was going to make was to allow students to create a gallery of models - the code is based on the lightbox gallery (hence the similar user interface styling). If you have any thoughts or suggestions then please add them to the issue tracker at

    Thanks again and regards,
  • Picture of Nghệ Nhân Trương
    Mon, 5 Mar 2018, 4:32 PM
    Hi! Thanks for sharing so much!
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