3D option disappeared



  • Created an account to post that the main reason I used this site was it's 3D mode. There aren't any others out there that show the wind on a Globe in a realistic setting.

    I'm taking "very little demand for it & no capacity to develop it further" to mean "Other issues we aren't airing publicly" since that's what every organization uses that boilerplate for. Bring back the globe, the world isn't flat.



  • The globe option needs to be brought back seeing how wether patterns and different kinds of gas carbon, sulferdioxid, ozone and dust move around the globe is important. People would use it more if it was shown at the top of everything else



  • @klima235
    That is the key point. Furthermore, who wants to visualise anymore the plane projection where on upper latitudes it is all distorted?



  • @marienka I was just about to suggest for a 3D view (didn't know there was such a feature). Viewing the map on a 3D projection (sphere instead of flat) gives the best understanding of the meteorological patterns IMHO.


  • Pilot

    I didn't even know that there was a 3D view, damn that would have been cool



  • I also wanted to suggest 3d mode. Can't believe it existed in the past but was removed. Current projection is really horrible for Northern latitudes and makes weather systems look disproportional. I really hope 3d will be added back at some point in the future or other type of dynamic projection will be implemented. Thank you.



  • I am very disappointed! I was always wondering if you had hidden the globe view on purpose because it would use more CPU. 3D view was the reason I was using windy (ok and the wind animation but other tools started having that one too). Finally a possibility to view world weather in its real shape. I created screenshots from poles and equator views to check if the thing with Hadley cells etc. could actually be seen in real life and it was way more chaotic but awesome. Please bring 3D view back!

    Do you need a developer? Contact me!


  • Sailor

    Can this functionality be added back as a Windy Plugin maybe?

    https://community.windy.com/topic/7017/develop-windy-plugin-to-extend-functionality-of-windy/20



  • I think thats a shame to remove the 3D option, it was the reason why I got attracted to windy.com in the first place. The weather patterns and jet streams change a lot these years in the arctic, and it is impossible to follow these changes now with the current projection because polar areas are extremely distorted. Maybe there are few users living and looking at the polar regions, however it is nonetheless areas that are very important to understand in the times of climate change. I hope you will re-consider and must say that with the 3d option disappearing windy.com is much less attractive.



  • I heard the flat earth theory is a thing this year...


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