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Sketchfab Launches Online Store After Successful 6-Month Beta Trial

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by Hanna Watkin
Jun 28, 2018

Early 2018, Sketchfab launched its own online store in beta. After proving to be a success, the company is now officially launching the store just six months after beta. 

Sketchfab, the online platform to publish, share, discover, buy and sell 3D, VR and AR content, has announced some big news: Its online store is now officially launched after a successful beta trial which has been ongoing since January.

Sketchfab thinks of it as “the Getty Images of 3D content”. They offer tens of thousands of high-quality 3D models and textures – some free, some paid. They even offer some 3D printable files, but it’s not their forte.

The company, founded in 2012, has a community of 1.8 million users who’ve posted close to 3 million 3D models on the website. But, this platform is exciting as it’s enabling creators to monetize their work and customers will be able to buy everything they need for any 3D project on one platform.

Alban Denoyal, co-founder and CEO, said in a press release: “We’re extremely excited to launch the Sketchfab store after a successful open beta… The store allows our extraordinarily talented community to easily monetize their work on a single platform, while the model inspector takes the guesswork out of 3D model purchases. We cannot thank our early adopter buyers and sellers enough for sharing their thoughtful feedback and making the official store as strong as possible!

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Sketchfab Online Store Offers New Features

The company claims that the store will make browsing easier than ever before for both creators and customers. This is thanks to a range of new features.

For example, the team has brought together a powerful browser-based 3D player and an advanced “Model Inspector”. This means before a customer makes a purchase, they can fully inspect the 3D model in and review every aspect of it in real-time. The company’s viewer will also support VR and AR so you can check out the store’s content in new ways.

Matthias Andre, Co-founder and Art Director of Bitgem, a team that creates 3D models and textures for game developers, said: “Sketchfab’s store is a great place to buy assets because customers can inspect models from all angles instead of browsing through cherry-picked presentation images… For sellers, it’s hassle-free as there is no need to create extensive presentation material. It’s easy to create great looking 3D previews and even showcase animations.”

This means no more guesses about any purchase. Sketchfab also promises no more 2D renderings, screenshots and huge file transfers.

Finally, share your purchase or creation very easily on more than 90 sharing integrations. Seamlessly integrate 3D models into your virtual world without attribution. Choose from Blender, Adobe, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and more.

The company hopes that its reputation with big brands such as Oath, Sony, HTC, and Amazon will ensure its store is the go-to place for buyers in the industry. Visit Sketchfab’s website to find out more.

Source: Press Release 

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