A whole new dimension with motion

About animation

With animation, your models take on a whole new dimension. You can bring your characters to life, tell short stories or create product tours.

Anyone can now upload animated models and have them play on Sketchfab.

Features:
  • Playback controls
  • Speed control
  • Cycle control
  • Animation selector
  • Animation list editor

Supported animations

Skeleton & Bones

Rig your model with a skeleton and animate the bones. Great for full body animation.

Solid

Animate translation, rotation and scale of your meshes. Ideal for mechanical models.

Morph Targets

Morph shapes from one state to another. Great for posing faces.

Formats

Animation is currently supported with the FBX, glTF and Blender file formats. FBX is one of the best known formats for animated 3D models and most software can export to it. glTF is rapidly proving to be a more efficient replacement for FBX.

FBX exports with animation are supported in our 3ds Max, Cinema 4D and Maya 2014+ exporters. Our Unity Exporter uses glTF file format, and our native Sketchfab Exporter in Blender also supports animation.