Sketchfab is Joining the Epic Games Family

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I am excited to share that Sketchfab is joining the Epic Games family! You can read the official announcement here.

Almost 10 years ago, we started Sketchfab to make 3D content accessible through the web. We launched the first web-based 3D player on the market, and became one of the leading services for publishing and finding 3D content. Our community is now 5 million strong, and we are proud of what we have accomplished together. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our community, our customers, our partners, our investors and our team: we wouldn’t be here without all of you.

We will remain an independently branded service with the same mission and vision, while working closely with Epic Games. We started collaborating with Epic earlier this year through an Epic MegaGrant, and are excited to accelerate those efforts. We are also already integrated with various Epic Games products like RealityCapture and ArtStation. We will maintain and expand our integration efforts with all creation tools and 3D/VR/AR platforms, so you can easily upload to and import from Sketchfab everywhere.

Lower fees for our Sellers

As part of our shared goal to make Sketchfab’s offerings more profitable to creators, we are reducing Sketchfab’s store fees to 12%, effective immediately.

Sketchfab Plus is now free

We are also making all the Plus plan features free, which means more uploads and larger file size at no cost. Current Plus customers will be automatically upgraded to our Pro plan at no additional cost, with the option to downgrade to free if they wish to do so. We also increased the number of monthly uploads of Pro plans from 30 to 50. Finally, we will also be retiring the Business plan, and migrate current Business plan customers to our enterprise level features, at no additional cost. You can read more about those changes in our dedicated FAQ.

I’m looking forward to this next chapter with you!

Thank you,

Alban
Co-founder and CEO

About the author

Alban Denoyel

Co-founder and CEO of Sketchfab.



30 Comments

  • Meerschaum Digital says:

    Epic games and Sketchfab, two amazing companies! Excited to see the good things this collab brings. Thanks for the store fee reduction as well!

  • Panudle says:

    “Time to look for an alternative”.
    Oh no, they made everything cheaper and paying creators better! How dare they.

  • Jack3d says:

    Will Sketchfab become more integrated with Epic’s other services like Megascans, Quixel and Unreal Asset Store?

  • Peter S says:

    Congrats Alban and the entire Sketchfab team. This is great news for creators and for advancing 3D everywhere.

  • Eric J Claeys says:

    This is awesome. Congrats to the Sketchfab folks! I know not everyone will agree (especially Unity folks) but I love that Epic is financially backing art communities – effectively giving them more support/funding plus reducing seller fees and dropping/reducing premium plans.

  • BUKKBEEK says:

    Could you please do something regarding the payment options. Currently my region (Sri Lanka) does not have accessibility to PayPal accounts. Thanks.

  • Alex says:

    Congrats guys! This is great

  • Thales says:

    Hope you won’t leave Steam Workshop support

  • mori says:

    I would say … time to dump all low quality assets (incl. the founders iPhone Captures 😉 I can not import in Unreal5 and render realtime in hyperreal quality. CONGRATS & all the best for the future journey. As long as you stick to your values and support art & culture (now maybe even more) I am fine.

  • Jorgebunny says:

    Unreal seems to be doing a good job. I’ve been with them for a while.

    Them for a while. Maybe two years

    I don’t see no problems with.

    Furthermore I buy some o their stuff it help my.

    Like yesterday, I got something from Unreal.

    Turrets for my spaceship. So It on Unreal so Awesome.

    Well, Congratutions Unreal.😉 What would be your next you look at

  • Quazar says:

    Not sure what to make of this; on the one hand, yay more support for the artists and free reign on uploads! On the other: ew huge companies getting even huger while smaller, already solid services lose independent control – I’ve lost too many beloved sites to this already yo 🙁

  • william says:

    we need a 3D tool that programmer can use. I am a single programmer and I can not hire an artist.

  • Josh Purple says:

    Excellent news and Congrats 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆!

  • Marc Gauvin (Warsoul) says:

    Look like i have an issue with the Basic Plan. Still got only 1 upload per month until 14 august 2021.

    Nice move by the way, the custom background limitation is really annoying on the basic version, maybe a limitation of 2 custom background would be better but that’s really a good news for the Sketchfab user.

    We still waiting for particle effects and animated textures inside Sketchfab 😉

    Keep the good work !

  • yaelm says:

    The free 100MB limit is awesome !
    Also free annotations and 10 upload/month are cool

  • Cascade says:

    Why are so many people upset? Even if they would sell your data to China, they already have it without you knowing.
    Anyways why are u so scared, that a multi-billion company has your Alias and E-Mail adress? As if they don’t already have it.
    Anyways, congratulations to you, Sketchfab-Team and everyone benefiting from this great change

  • NANnnn says:

    How can I delete my account?
    I see the “Delete Account” text in the account settings isn’t working..

  • Patrice says:

    Bravo à tous…

  • Warsoul says:

    4.2.1 Use by us. By using the Services, you grant Sketchfab a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, reproduce, publicly display, distribute, adapt, create derivative works of and otherwise exploit User Content for any and all purposes, including, without limitation, the purposes of providing, developing and improving the Services; provided that to the extent User Content includes personal data, we shall not use such personal data for any purpose other than providing the Services and as further set forth in our Privacy Policy at https://sketchfab.com/privacy. You further grant Sketchfab the right to use your name and trademarks, if any, in connection with our use of your publicly shared User Content for the purposes set forth in this Section 4.2.1.

    Can we have more detail about the clause 4.2.1 ?
    It seem to be unclear for most of the users what it lead to and why Sketchfab need that to operate.

  • Aleixo Alonso says:

    Awesome! This means I no longer have to cheat the system to upload more than 30MB 😉

  • Bob says:

    First web-based 3D player 10 years ago? 3D web viewers for VRML came out around 1995!

  • @NANnnn Thanks, we are aware of this isue. If you you need help deleting your account please contact our Support Team via this form https://help.sketchfab.com/hc/en-us/requests/new or send an email to support@sketchfab.com.

  • nikos3194 says:

    Expanding the features for free members is certainly great news. Thanks for these great improvements.

  • Medhue says:

    Very cool!!

  • patrick H. Dillman says:

    I need the reference tools that are only available in you pro version. do I buy that at your Point of purchase site or should i wait to see what Epic does? I primarily need sketchup for models to use in ue.

  • Kirk Rutter says:

    Congratulation and well deserved. Sketchfab has always been a great “product” and
    the best choice for putting 3d models on the web. I watched it get better and better and now my students can access it for free 🙂 Great news. Thanks for all the years of hard work and here’s to many more!

  • Ryan Ploeger says:

    Congratulations to the Sketchfab team, well earned accomplishment!
    Specifically Thomas Flynn, Alban Denoyel, Avtandil Chachibaia.
    Bravo and all the best in the future! 🎉🍾

  • Rhythm says:

    I cannot see it on epic games

  • Gendragon3d says:

    Great news for all of us artists and contributors to this great 3D community.
    Welcome to all the good things and congratulations on Sketchfab.

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