Okay, so there are a lot of net-savvy people here, let's see if someone knows a better way to do this.
I design things using Solidworks in my day job. In 12 years, i've collected some cool designs that i've done (or at least, that I think are cool), that i'd like to put into a porfolio of my work (not actively job hunting, just keeping my options open). I've made screenshots of some of them, but the static image doesn't really do it for me. I'd like to go 3D.
Solidworks has the capability of creating something called a "3d instant website", which is trivial to do but (a) it requires the user install a plugin, and (b) it still pulls some content from the Solidworks website every time someone accesses your model... So there's no guarantee that the functionality will stay there.
Solidworks can create a number of standard formats, VRML, IGES, STEP, etc. And any number of them would work, if there was a standard way to view them. I've tried VRML, but there are more than a dozen plugins for viewing VRML and I haven't a clue which one (or ones?) to recommend to a potential viewer of my website.
Anyone have any suggestions?