April 9, 2014

Sketchfab, a web service that allows you to publish and embed 3D files online, just released an updated version of its platform website with a suite of social features.

After having spent most of the initial efforts on its inbrowser realtime 3D technology, the team has added a social layer, a refreshed user interface to its platform.

Sketchfab support 28 native 3D formats, and its viewer can be embedded on any webpage as easily as a YouTube video. "Our goal at Sketchfab is to be the goto platform for publishing 3D content online, like what YouTube is for video, or SoundCloud for music." says Alban Denoyel, CEO of Sketchfab.

"Sketchfab is now much more than just a 3D viewer."

On the new Sketchfab, you can find all the features that you would expect from a social platform. You can follow the users you like, comment people's work, get feedback on yours, favorite, share, discover, get inspired and gain exposure… You can search users by locations and skills, browse content by folders or categories. The new version is fully responsive and mobile ready, to let you take your work and browse other's creation anywhere, on any device.

Along with the new version, Sketchfab announced also that more than 100,000 3D files have been uploaded to the platform to date. This milestone comes just 2 years after the site launch, in April 2012. Comparatively, it took other 3D platforms like Thingiverse or GrabCad more than 4 years to get there.

Recently, the company partnered with Adobe to let users publish 3D files online directly from Photoshop. It will also build an integration into more 3D creation tools and web platforms, for example Blender and deviantART to let you share 3D content directly.

Below is an example of latest 3D model of the HTC One M8:

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RLO wrote at 4/9/2014 5:43:58 PM:

I can't think of a single reason to use this website if I can't download the content. I checked it out yesterday and thought it was a bug, apparently not. Let me know when I can download the models.

DJH wrote at 4/9/2014 3:45:09 PM:

No way to download any of the models? I'll stick with Thingiverse.

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