Top Embeds of 3D Models this week

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We’re happy to see an embed on The Metropolitan Museum of Art which is a first for the museum! James Doyle, an Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas curator, wanted a 3D model of an object in the Met’s collection included in his new post. The Met collaborated with the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History, and the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology to 3D scan the fragment and it can be viewed on the Met’s Blog..

Other cool embeds:

  • The Parrot drone was just reviewed by The Verge, and despite a few flaws, deemed ambitious and unique.
  • Check out the new Mack Daddy PM-Grind Wedge from Callaway Golf who included a 3D embed of the club as well as photos.
  • An improvement to our Kerbal Space Program exporter means it’s even easier to bring your craft to Sketchfab. We’re seeing a lot of awesome new craft popping up on their forum as a result!
  • Open Explorer uses embeds throughout their 2015 OCEAN71 expedition to the Ionian Islands in Greece. They are surveying the underwater remains of a sunk english Beaufighter bomber plane and studying the endangered Mediterranean monk seal. Both missions will deploy innovative survey techniques by air or diving investigations.
  • In Germany? Maker Faire Hannover, happening this weekend, featured their 3D MakerFaire Bot on their event page.
  • And lastly, what better way to highlight embeds…than in an article about us! Thanks to Ben Popper of The Verge for this fantastic feature.

We’re highlighting two crowdfunding campaigns this week:

  • First up, HoneyPoint3D is on a mission to make Meshmixer easier to use. With the blessing of Autodesk, they’re publishing a full online course of tutorials. They have our support, you can show yours on Kickstarter!
  • LumoPack is the fastest charging portable battery back. Charge it in just six minutes to store enough power to give your iPhone 6 a full charge! Preorder yours on Kickstarter.

– Natalia


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