Windows Mixed Reality is here, with Sketchfab support “Out of the Box”

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The much touted Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is finally available for installation today and with it comes Windows official support for mixed reality. Headsets and motion controllers from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung also hit the streets this week providing yet more options for diving into VR from your laptop or desktop.

We’re proud to announce that Sketchfab is supported by Windows Mixed Reality from day one, one of the great benefits of our technology being built on WebVR. Just pull up the Edge browser within the Microsoft Cliff House portal and visit Choose your favorite work, select the VR Goggles icon and you’ll be transported out of the Cliff House and into VR with the Sketchfab model. You can also click the VR Googles icon in any Edge browser window on your desktop and it will launch the Mixed Reality app to view the model.

Once in VR with the model, use your motion controller(s) to teleport around the scene to view the model from all angles. A tap of the Windows button on your controller will bring you back to the Cliff House.

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Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers

Artist Evangelist & Community outreach at Sketchfab, freelance CG Generalist, render-farm tinkerer. Zelda worshipper.

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  • Avatar max says:

    This awesome thanks guys! How can i now look at my Sketchfab model inside of real space using the mixed reality option? Would love to project the model in inside of real space while giving presentations! Thanks

  • Avatar john saw says:

    It’s really very awesome to see your Sketchfab model in VR.Can I use this while giving a presentation?

  • Hello,
    I have a Windows Mixed Reality HP headset, and I can not see the Sketchfab models even though I’m browsing with Microsoft Edge.
    After clicking on the helmet icon, Sketchfab’s green khaki environment is displayed without the 3D model.
    How can I solve the problem?
    Yours sincerely
    David Barros

  • Avatar Matt Falcon says:

    I want this to work, but even over the past year of VR development, the “VR” function still doesn’t work! The only browser I know to actually support VR so far is Edge built into the Windows Mixed Reality environment. And when I saw it worked, with MS’s demos, I jumped right to Sketchfab hoping it would work there, too.

    Nothing. Just a blank grey environment (?) but really just paints the whole display grey no matter where you look. Tried it on two different places – one, the one I wanted to see at – and one from the “Popular” list. Same effect on both – just a grey screen, have to exit the viewer from the Windows button. No mouse, keyboard, or controller interaction had any effect on the grey void that swallows my display, other than the Windows button to exit.

    When I exit and reactivate the Sketchfab browser window, instead of the model, the viewer frame is all-black, though the controls are still there on the page (“reset camera” doesn’t fix it).

  • Avatar Rico says:

    You should really implement a button which sends the 3d object into the cliff house, which would make you the very first virtual furniture and models store… I really have problems getting them into the cliffhouse actually which kinda sucks

  • Avatar Ben says:

    Now if only we could directly import objects/models from Sketchfab into the cliffhouse/VR environment. Would love to customize that space, but the stock Microsoft objects are boring at best.

  • Avatar greg dorsainville says:

    I am not seeing my controllers in this space, making it very hard to navigate in VR. I have been able to use vive controllers to scale and teleport. Is this not possible with windows mixed reality?

  • Good afternoon everyone. I know it exists because I have seen it. Does anyone know of any sketch that simulates 180-degree head rotation for my HMD Samsung Odissey Plus? A key that emits the same commands as I turn my head all the way back. Sorry for my translator English … Thank you.

  • Avatar Zack says:

    When we can use the Windows Mixed Reality on the Sketchfab?Please give me an answer。。。。thanks

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