Sketchfab has built a huge library of 3D models. Some of them are available under a Creative Common license, others can be purchased. The startup now wants to help you do things with all that content. You can now download and import 3D models into your favorite 3D application.
Behind the scenes, Sketchfab built a download API and some integrations with popular 3D tools. After that, you will find a Sketchfab search bar in a third-party application. You can type a few keywords, filter by quality, preview, and then download a 3D model in your current work.
Sketchfab uses the glTF format. Finally, booting will allow you to store your own 3D models so you can access them from any Sketchfab compatible application. You will also find your model purchased.
Sketchfab has developed plugins for Unity, Unreal and Godot. Game developers will love this integration, especially if you want to build a fast prototype before creating your own 3D models.
You can also use Sketchfab in Torch3D, Minsight, Space Stories, Selerio, StellarX, Holobeam, AnimVR, Plattar, Sketchbox3D, and Looking Glass.
And the company is also working on integrations for Amazon Sumerian, Blender, Substance, Modo, Cinema 4D, Octane, HighFidelity, Aframe, Houdini, Sansar, Mimesys, VR Wave, Masterpiece VR, Artomatix, Flipside VR, Blend Media, NormalVR, Vectary, Streem and Meta.
As you can see, Sketchfab covers a wide range of 3D software, as well as VR and AR platforms. There are more than 2.5 million 3D files on Sketchfab. So it makes sense to offer a download API that works just like Giphy integrations in email applications.