There are several plugins for viewing interactive 360-spin images of products, such as this: https://www.ajax-zoom.com/index.php?cid=home&tag=spin360
However, my question is whether there are any current or proposed solutions for this that are browser-native, so don’t require any plugins? One analogy would be how gifs are now natively supported by most browsers without the need for a plugin.
First, it is important to differentiate between the common types of 360 spin:
- Spin from images
- Spin from 3D model
The closest you can get is what Sirv does, to generate a
.spin file, which can be viewed as a standalone URL like this:
img or other tag – it still need the .js to be embedded in the page too, like this:
<script src="https://scripts.sirv.com/sirv.js"></script> <div class="Sirv" data-src="https://demo.sirv.com/example.spin"></div>
If instead you wanted to embed a 3D model, then yes, WebGL is the browser-native solution.