Sketchfab, the leading online platform for publishing and searching 3D content, has announced a new download option for its 3D files.
Users can now choose to publish 3D content for display only, or for display and download under Creative Commons licenses. This new addition makes Sketchfab not only one of the simplest platforms for publishing and embedding 3D files but also a great source for usable 3D content.
One of the most exciting collections available is the first downloadable 3D collection of The British Museum.
"The British Museum is fascinated by the potential of 3D to unlock new ways for people to interact with our collection and love what Sketchfab are doing to power this market,” explains Chris Michaels, Head of Digital Media & Publishing, The British Museum. “So today we’re making available a set of 3D models produced by one of our team for download from Sketchfab. We’re fascinated to see what people do with them, and can’t wait to experiment more in this exciting new area.”
HTC is also getting on board by releasing its first ever 3D printable phone case exclusively to download from Sketchfab for the HTC One M8.
Key names like Microsoft and Formlabs have also collaborated with the company. Microsoft has published a collection of downloadable models that can be printed via its 3D Builder app whilst Formlabs has a dedicated Sketchfab gallery, with content crowd-sourced from its users.
The development comes with another significant milestone as Sketchfab celebrates the fact that more than 200,000 3D files have been uploaded on the platform so far. This makes Sketchfab one of the largest sources of 3D content, and the leading platform to publish and embed interactive 3D models.