I am building a site in HTML5 for my client and it must run on the iPad/iPhone (i.e. Safari on iOS).
They want a 3D effect where they have a simple, yet, specific product they want to show on the site in 3D with user generated data as the texture.
Normally, I would use either flash/silverlight/webgl but these are not supported on iOS.
Also, CSS 3D transforms are close, but since I need a specific shape and size, creating hundreds of div elements and transforming them just wont work in the long run.
My idea, is to use server side code to generate a sprite sheet that could be used on the site to fake the 3D-ness of the object.
What I really lack is the knowledge around DirectX/OpenGL in order to automate this process.
My question is, can I use DirectX/OpenGL from a command line (or programatically) to pass is a model and textures to generate a PNG/JPG sprite sheet of a rotating object?