Sketchfab 3D Scanning Challenge: Something from your street

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Hello and welcome to this month’s 3D scanning challenge! This time we want you to share something interesting from the street where you live – it could be a piece of guerilla art, an interesting fire hydrant or lamp-post, an unusual section of tarmac – anything goes!

The more weird and wonderful the better but sometimes things that seem mundane to a local can be interesting to someone on the other side of the world 🙂

TL;DR: scan something interesting/strange/funny in your street, upload it to Sketchfab and add the #mystreet3dscan tag to it.


  • Make a 3D scan of something on the street.
  • Use any 3D scanning software you like – PhotoScan, Reality Capture, ReMake etc.
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you’ve created your scene, upload it to Sketchfab, tag it #mystreet3dscan (and why not throw in #3dscan or #streetart for good measure too?)
  • Share what you’re planning to create on the challenge thread in the forum!
  • Submission deadline is Monday, April 10 (23:59 New York time – EST)



To help you scan those hard to reach places, we’re giving away a 1.6M/40’ monopod. And we’re happy to throw in a phone mount so you can turn it into a mega selfie stick! As always, the winner will receive 3 months of Sketchfab PRO too.

Terms & Conditions

  • No purchase necessary.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the conditions.
  • This is a contest for individuals, no teams.
  • No alternative prizes available. The prize draw is not open to Sketchfab employees or their families.
  • No ripping of models from anywhere on the Internet, all entries must be original works of art.
  • Using work that is not your own will immediately disqualify you.
  • The judges’ decision are final – in case of dispute, no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Winning entries will be documented and may be used for promotional purposes.
  • Contestants models must be uploaded to Sketchfab and tagged #mystreet3dscan to be considered.
  • Winners retain all Intellectual Property as per Sketchfab standard Terms and Conditions.
  • Winners and winning entries may be required to take part in any publicity resulting from this competition.
  • The winners will be contacted by Friday, April 14th.
  • Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

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Thomas Flynn

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  • Avatar David says:

    Can entries be tweaked after they are captured or do they have to be uploaded in their raw format?

    • Hi David – feel free to tweak, crop or optimise your scan and present it however you wish but I guess adding anything extra to the model that wasn’t captured in the scan would be discouraged. Just to keep things ‘pure’ scan 🙂

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