Sketchfab Turns Six

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Today is our 6 year anniversary, so I figured I’d share the Sketchfab recipe in 6 steps:

  1. build a fabulous web-based 3D player
  2. integrate with all the ways to create 3D content
  3. as a result of #1 & #2, become the go-to way for 3D creators to publish their work, and grow a fantastic community: 1.5M members, and counting.
  4. as a result of #3, become a massive library of amazing 3D content: 2.5M models, and growing.
  5. introduce a way for 3D creators to monetize their creations – the Sketchfab Store
  6. integrate back in all the creation tools as a way to search and import content – the Sketchfab Download API


I’m so proud of the team for what we have built. We cannot thank you, our community of creators, enough. Without you we would have never made our way past #1. What a journey!

The journey by emiliestabell, one of the top 3 most popular models on Sketchfab.

About the author

Alban Denoyel

Co-founder and CEO of Sketchfab.


  • Congratulations Alban and Sketchfab team! You did great for a 3D community made of artists, amateurs, engineers, researchers, museums and adding!

  • DW says:

    Congratulations on 6 years!
    Hard to imagine a world without Sketchfab now.
    Thanks for having the vision for 3D arts and artists.

  • Sasa says:

    Happy birthday sketchfab team! Best wishes 🙂

  • Devsanterr says:

    Congratulations to Sketchfab team and all the people who like this project!
    You made an amazing product and thanks for that.
    I love you, guys!
    And i wish the best for all of you!

  • Caturegli David says:

    Happy Birthday Sketchfab ! And congratulations for all the members !

  • Awesome! Happy Birthday Sketchfab!

  • Igor says:

    Congrats , you are truly the best ,inspiring in every way! Thank you! 😀

  • Undoubtedly, you have done for 3D what YouTube did for video. And that’s one hell of an achievement. Congratulations and keep up the great work.

  • Brian says:

    A great big thank you to the sketchfab team happy 6th year anniversary

  • Happy Birthday!!

  • Birthday Sketchfab., today’s your day!
    Time to eat cake, sing songs and play!
    There are so many ways to have birthday fun.
    Here’s hoping you get to do every one!
    Congratulations on 6 years!!! =)))

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