Sketchfab Store Modelling Challenge: Outdoor Architecture

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Welcome to the second Sketchfab Store challenge! This week’s seller exclusive challenge focuses on one of the top selling categories on the store: architecture. It might sound simple but be sure to read on to find out about how to make your hard work more likely to sell even before you start modelling.

Update: Winner – Fully Modular Modern Urban Building Kit by skyeshark

TL;DR: create a building or other architectural 3D model – or better yet several models to make a pack – ready to be used in an architectural visualisation or city scene. Upload it to the Sketchfab Store, set a price and tag it #StoreArchitectureChallenge.

Some inspiration from the Store:


  • Foreground / Background.  You might think that modelling a single building or skyscraper is a sure win, but consider what makes a great scene: scenery!
  • Think modular, think generic. Create 3D models that work as a set and can be used as building blocks that a designer can use and re-use to build up a scene from scratch.
  • Consistent style. Whether you create in a low poly or hi-res PBR style, stay consistent and think about how your models could work with other sets and packs a buyer might be considering to use.
  • The more the merrier. As well as the ‘hero’ element (e.g. a tower block, museum, stadium, cinema) think about all the things that go into completing the scene: road sections, lamp posts, benches, trees, low poly people, manhole covers, traffic lights, bridges, rain tracks, car parks, toll booths, stairs, fire escapes, ramps.
  • Take inspiration from your surroundings – break down your environment into all the little details that combine to make a real space.
  • Seller Tips For more general advice on making your 3D models their most sell-able, be sure to check out the Seller Tips on the Forum. To get access to the Store forum, please apply here.




The prizes:

  • A $100 Sketchfab sponsored boost for a post about your work on Facebook, targeting known buyer audiences.
  • Promotional post for your work on the Sketchfab’s Twitter
  • 3 months of Sketchfab PRO



  • This challenge is only open to confirmed sellers on he Sketchfab Store; if you’re not a seller you are welcome to join the challenge but you can’t win any prizes. Find out more about becoming a seller on the Store here
  • Use your favourite scanning and optimisation workflow to create some Store ready 3D models
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you’ve created your scene, upload it to Sketchfab, tag it #StoreArchitectureChallenge.
  • Share what you’re planning to create on the challenge thread in the forum!
  • Submission deadline is Tuesday, May 29 (23:59 New York time – EST)
  • Winners will be announced Friday, June 1

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