Sketchfab Announces Download API to Become the Search Bar for 3D

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The API allows app developers access to search through hundreds of thousands of 3D models and download them directly within their software environment.

Since we started Sketchfab in 2012, we’ve been on a mission to help democratize 3D, and make it accessible everywhere. Bringing 3D content everywhere also means sharing it outside of Sketchfab, so that it can be used in more ways, and as part of bigger projects. The download API is our first major s

Concreting their reputation as the premier platform for sharing 3D content, Sketchfab has taken a significant step forward today. With the release of the company’s new Download API, app makers can now pull Sketchfab content directly into their 3D, VR, and AR software without asking users to leave their app environment.

The API opens up hundreds of thousands of models under Creative Commons licensing and lets users search content by titles, tags, categories, polygon count and more allowing instant access to building materials for their projects

Alongside the release of the API, Sketchfab has introduced import addons for Unity, Unreal and Godot, as well as native integrations with Torch3D, Minsight, Spatial stories, Selerio, StellarX, Holobeam, AnimVR, Plattar, Sketchbox3D and Looking Glass.

Further, Sketchfab has announced partnerships with a significant group of developers planning Download API integration in the coming months, including Amazon Sumerian, Substance, Modo, High Fidelity Sansar, The Wave VR, MasterpieceVR and Meta.

Sketchfab CEO said, “Since we started Sketchfab in 2012, we’ve been on a mission to help democratize 3D, and make it accessible everywhere. Bringing 3D content everywhere also means sharing it outside of Sketchfab, so that it can be used in more ways, and as part of bigger projects. The download API is our first major step forward into these exterior environments.”

To learn more about the new Download API, read today’s Sketchfab blog announcement.

About Sketchfab, Inc.
With a community of over one million creators, we are the world’s largest platform to publish, share, and discover 3D content on web, mobile, in VR and AR. Our store allows buyers and sellers to transact in confidence using our real-time 3D viewer and model inspector.

Our technology integrates with every major 3D creation tool and publishing platform and supports almost every 3D format directly through our site or using one of our official exporters. Using our universal 3D player, your creations can be embedded on any web page and every major network including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Wordpress, Behance, DeviantArt and Kickstarter.

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Paul Chambers, Communications, Sketchfab Inc.
paul.chambers@sketchfab.com - +1.646.546.3610

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