Eight-eyed babies. I’ve always said there are not enough of them tormenting normal babies and adult sensibilities. Fortunately, you can have the 3D model of an eight-eyed baby (or any other model) spinning across your website in glorious 3D via a new WordPress plugin from p3d.

P3D WordPress Plugin

We features the p3d model viewer in Feburary. It bring 3D model viewing to your browser without the need of a plugin. It uses webGL to render out the object complete with textures and UV Maps. You can upload .obj files saved out of most 3D software or exported from SolidWorks with this macro.

You can already embed the viewer into a webpage with an iframe code snippet from the model view page on p3D.in, but default WordPress sites don’t support iframe. So now, they have a WordPress plugin which makes it easier to embed the viewers into your WordPress site. Here’s an example.

P3D WordPress Plugin Features:

  • Option for width and height
  • Option to start model in auto-spin mode
  • Maximize/Minimize viewer
  • Google Chrome Frame for Internet Explorer users
  • 3D object insert button (TinyMCE) in visual editing mode

P3D Features include:

  • 7 shading styles
  • Spinning mode toggle
  • Subdivision toggle
  • Mouse navigation
  • iframe embed option


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.