We passed another massive milestone this week. We now have over three million models live on Sketchfab continuing to enforce our position as the largest platform to publish and find 3D models. Thanks must go to you, our amazing community!
Our growth continues exponentially, with passing the two million mark just a little over six months ago. Since that last milestone we’ve continued to innovate:
The Sketchfab Store
Our store launched in beta just after we passed two million models and left beta just a few weeks ago. Now, tens of thousands of models on Sketchfab are already available to purchase for your next project with many more models and sellers joining daily.
We’re currently running a promotion on the Store through July 31st. Use discount code SAVEJULY at checkout for 20% off any purchase. And don’t forget we continue to support Creative Commons licensing and still offer hundreds of thousands of free models thanks to our generous community.
We’ve continued to build upon our industry leading 3D player with yet more features. In February we introduced refraction providing supporting better rendering for transparent materials like glass and fluids. In May we added support for Screen Space Reflection (SSR) allowing for even more realistic reflections and occlusion. And just last week we introduced our new Clear Coat material option to help make your vehicle models shine!
Our new Clear Coat material option in action:
The Store is just part of our new approach to distributing great 3D content. In March we unveiled our Download API: a search bar for the 3D world. Our API allows developers to not just search the entire Sketchfab database from within their application, but – as the name implies – facilitates direct download of 3D models into their environment.
Launch partners include Facebook AR Studio and Amazon Sumerian and the Download API is already available for Unity and Unreal Engine.
Finally, we’ve also spent the past six months further refining our viewer API allowing more complex interactions which give developers looking for configuration, marketing, or e-commerce use cases even more options. Check out our cabinet example below:
As always, our thanks for your tremendous support.