Sketchfab News


Hello CG Society folks!

To make it easier to bring you announcements, we wanted to start an official Sketchfab thread here in the forums. Check here for news about Sketchfab contests, product updates, new tools etc.

Stay tuned, as we have a lot coming in the next weeks and months .

The first bit of news is that we’re holding a Sketchfast fast modeling contest this weekend ! We just announced the theme - model your favorite video game character, wearing a Halloween costume. We’re expecting some hilarious results come Monday…

Check out the blog post that we linked to up top for details, and have fun!


The Sketchfab team

Jack-o-lantern (click to view in 3D)


hey guys - a quick update…entries have been received, and voting for the winners is now open! You can do that here on our blog . We got 18 submissions in total, with some really cool designs in there.

Good luck to everyone who participated!


Hey everyone!

We’re a bit late on this one, but we wanted to wish you all a happy holidays and new year, form the entire team at Sketchfab!

Happy Holidays 2013 (click to view in 3D)


Hey everyone,

To celebrate our integration into Photoshop and the upcoming 3D Print Show here in NYC, we have put together a little challenge. Called “Printable Fine Art,” the idea, as you can imagine, is to make a beautiful model that is 3D-printable. The top 3 winners will have their work printed and displayed at the print show, as well as receive one year of Photoshop CC and Sketchfab Pro.

More details can be found here in the blog post about it. We hope you’ll find this a fun contest, and definitely come see us at the show if you’ll be in New York!

Quixotic Divinity (click to view in 3D)


Hey everyone,

To celebrate today’s debut of The Lego Movie we have put together a little challenge. Sketchfast #8 theme is : Design your own Lego character. The top 3 winners will receive 1 year of Pro membership on and/or a 3D printed miniature.

More details can be found in our blog post here : . We hope you’ll find this a fun contest :wink:

Good luck everyone!

The Sketchfab team


Hey everyone,

This is an exciting message for all you students out there!

Universities and educational institutions who are members of our Sketchfab Student Program will now gain free access to our PRO features! This means you’ll have more money to spend on keeping yourselves fed and energised to make awesome 3d art!

If your school is not a partner, or you want to know more about the program then check out the blog for more information.

Free Sketchfab PRO plan for students!

-The Sketchfab team


Okay, so we have some awesome news. Sketchfab just released our new annotations feature!

With the introduction of annotations, you can mark different points on your model, record the best camera position, and add a description. So now your model can take your fans on a guided tour of your favorite features. They’re crazy simple to navigate.

Use annotations to tell viewers a little more about your workflow on a specific project or highlight something awesome. We think ALL Sketchfab’s users will really enjoy it.

Give it a try. Then post your annotated model right here. We’d love to see the creative ways you’ll use annotations.

If you want to know more, check out the blog. There’s a video tutorial, too.

And as always, we love feedback. Tell us what you think. Be honest. (But don’t be brutal.) :wink:

The Sketchfab Team


At SIGGRAPH, we are previewing the next generation of rendering: Physically Based Rendering also know as PBR. With PBR, models materials are more accurate and work great under all ligthing conditions. PBR will be available to everyone on Sketchfab later this year.

Come and meet us at booth #544, or check our demo: .


Hey everyone!

Are you game for some 3D modeling action this weekend? Create a ‘nature’ model using your favorite 3D sculpting tool. Anything goes, like animals, landscapes, plants, trees…

If you don’t own 3D sculpting software, you can use our own easy to use Sculptfab . The winner will get his work featured and can choose a topic for the next sculpting contest!

Interested? Check out the blog for more info and rules:

Good luck!

-The Sketchfab Team


Hey everyone!

We’re currently running the 2015 Valentines Day contest over on Sketchfab !

1st place receives $250 in cash towards a romantic weekend, along with 1-year of Sketchfab PRO.
2nd place receives 1 year of Sketchfab PRO
3rd place receives 6 months of Sketchfab PRO

There are already some great entries but if you’re up for the challenge, you can read more about it on our blog here .

If you have any questions we’ll be monitoring this thread. Alternatively you can tweet us @Sketchfab or message us on

Good Luck!

-The Sketchfab Team


Hi everyone,

We’re excited to announce that Facebook now supports Sketchfab embeds! It’s super easy - just include a Sketchfab link in a Facebook post and it will automatically convert it into our real-time viewer.

Now you’ll be able to share interactive 3D content without having to leave your news feed!

This is a huge milestone for us and we’re excited to share more news and features over the coming months.


-The Sketchfab Team


Hey everyone!

Sketchfab now supports Physically-Based Rendering!

As you probably know, PBR is fast becoming the standard way to render 3d content and it’s great to finally share this support with the the community.

You can read more about it on our blog here:

There’s already some fantastic content utilising PBR. Give it a try and share your results on Twitter and Facebook !

-The Sketchfab Team


Hey guys!

It’s been a while, but we wanted to let you know about an exciting feature we released this week: We’re serving your models faster with the new texture quality button: where you control if you see a low res or high res model.

Until now, we always took a cautious approach: low-powered devices would always serve low-resolution textures, even if they might be able to display a higher quality.

With the introduction of our new texture quality button we put YOU back in control! We will still default to a texture resolution that we think is the best mix of performance and quality. But if you want, you can now override it.

Read all the details on the blog:

And here’s a quick gif to show it in action:



We’re excited to announce that Animation is here!

We now let you add a new dimension to your models: motion! We know this is one of the most requested features from our community, and we so we’re thrilled to bring it to you.
We are currently inviting beta testers to upload their animated models with bones or solids in FBX format.

We’ll be rolling out the feature to everyone soon, for now, we invite you to try it out and help us test it. If you want to take part in the beta program, just sign up here.

Check out Alban, our CEO, dancing for joy


Testing Sketchfab support right here in CGSOCIETY :slight_smile:

That’s right - now you can easily embed your Sketchfab models right here in glorious 3D! Just use that Sketchfab button (next to YouTube & vimeo) :slight_smile:



Hey guys!

Now that you can embed your Sketchfab models right here on CGSociety, we thought we’d invite you to share your work!

Why Sketchfab?

Well, it’s the easiest way to publish your 3D on the web. We accept over 30 file formats and have exporter plugins from all your favorite software (Blender, 3DSMax, Maya, Substance Painter, Zbrush…). Uploading takes one click and our editor has PBR so your model looks its best.

Then, its super easy to share - just embed right here, on Facebook, or on your own website. It’s as easy as pasting the URL or iframe.

We also support animation so you can show off animated models too:


We’re making it easy to get your work out there - and it’s free.

Hope to see your work! Let us know if you have any questions, we’re happy to answer here or at support (@)

-the Sketchfab team


Hope to see your work! Let us know if you have any questions, we’re happy to answer here or at support (@)

-the Sketchfab team


Awesome Sketchfab, Ill check it out


does this apply to our cg portfolios under projects as well?


Hey guys,

Exciting news! Animation is now available for everyone


Read all about it on our blog!

Can’t wait to see what you create!
-the Sketchfab team