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  • Big News Sketchfab Integration

    May 19, 2013 by Sean VanGorder

    Tired of showing off your models with plain old 2D images like some sort of caveman? Well we have teamed up with the guys at Sketchfab to put an end to that. Now when creating a post on Polycount, you will find a new button that will allow you to embed Sketchfab’s viewer and display your work in full 3D.


    Of course, this will require registering an account on Sketchfab and uploading your models. Sketchfab currently offers the following features to members…

    • Free registration
    • Unlimited uploads
    • Accepts all regular materials and shaders: textures, normal maps, specular, diffuse, bump, transparency…
    • 27 native 3D formats supported
    • Plugins available to publish directly from the major 3D packages (Max, Maya, Blender…)
    • Big models supported (Currently models above 5 million polys)
    • HDR environments for image-based lighting and reflection
    • And a lot more to come!



    A big thanks to the Sketchfab team and to Seth (cheeseplus) for getting this up and running!



    1. J0NNYquid on May 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Now this…..this is awesome.

    2. Jeremy Tabor on May 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      It's worth noting that the 3d browser shouldn't initialize until it is clicked on. Otherwise the WAYWO thread would quickly succumb to a sluggish demise on some folks' connections lol.

    3. aajohnny on May 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Cool, good news!

    4. Kurt Russell Fan Club on May 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      This is some futuristic shit right here

    5. Avanthera on May 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Very cool. Thanks for implementing more stuff polycount peeps!

    6. Froyok on May 19, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Ha ! Very cool ! :)

    7. Sketchfab on May 19, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks Seth, Sean and the Polycount team for putting this together! We are looking forward to seing your work here. Feel free to reach out any time at if you have any question, feedback or feature request, this will help us make Sketchfab a better place for your polygons :)

    8. Jerc on May 19, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      That's awesome, no need to ask for wires anymore !

    9. TelekineticFrog on May 19, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      BRAVO! :D This is awesome!

    10. jermaineb on May 19, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      wow awesome :O

    11. chriszuko on May 19, 2013 at 11:46 pm just crazy

    12. Rik on May 19, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Hell yes! Great job guys!!

    13. Mr_Drayton on May 20, 2013 at 12:15 am

      Come on guys, all togheter: "THANK YOU, LORD POLYCOUNT"!

    14. Alberto Rdrgz on May 20, 2013 at 12:21 am

      this is awesome.

    15. DKK on May 20, 2013 at 1:41 am

      I saw this, really happy with it. I love Sketch fab and will definitely be making use of it.

    16. werkvoll on May 20, 2013 at 1:50 am

      Doppel plus gut!

    17. PacoCasares on May 20, 2013 at 2:08 am

      Well. I can only SCREAM OF AWESOME. Polycount. You rock my socks. I love you <3

    18. Kapoff on May 20, 2013 at 2:22 am

      Ok, thing just got real on the forums… /bow

    19. nightFlarer on May 20, 2013 at 2:30 am

      This is perfect! WE INNOVATING NOW.

    20. Mr_Drayton on May 20, 2013 at 2:34 am

      Hey, it kinda works from mobile too. From iPhone, it lets me see a prerendered turntable of the model. Quite cool!

    21. Macrow on May 20, 2013 at 3:13 am

      Great! Finally! I've started to see this implemented in other forums, and I was wondering how long it'd be until we see it here. Now I can better put my Sketchfab account to full use. Sketchfab and Polycount are a match made in digital heaven!

    22. Lloydyy89 on May 20, 2013 at 4:01 am

      This will be very useful. I've posted a few sketchfab models but they've required embed using bbcode. Now there's a button dedicated to that? Cool beans. :)

    23. nightFlarer on May 20, 2013 at 4:21 am

      The button is not doing anything for me D:

    24. cptSwing on May 20, 2013 at 4:48 am

      Jesus fuck.

    25. satrio on May 20, 2013 at 7:55 am

      Cool stuff! Also the Daft Punk characters look cool!

    26. paranoidMonkey on May 20, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Amazing news!

    27. EmAr on May 20, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Great news but I cannot make the button work either :/ Tried with Firefox 21.0 and IE 10.

    28. Sketchfab on May 20, 2013 at 9:10 am

      Hi Polycount folks, for those of you for whom it's not working, the reason should just be that you need to empty your cache. You can try as an incognito window as well to see how it goes. Preferred browsers are Chrome and Firefox. Keep up the good work!

    29. EmAr on May 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

      I installed Chrome and it works now. This is cool :)

    30. travisdreams on May 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

      this is one of the best ideas ever to implement in forums! :D

    31. Lloydyy89 on May 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      If you use the [SKETCHFAB][/SKETCHFAB] tags and then after /show/ on the models page, copy and paste that in between the tags and that works. Quick work around for anyone who's having problems with the button. :)

    32. Isaiah Sherman on May 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      Awesome, penistanks in 3D!

    33. mediochrea on May 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Let's start a thread of Sketchfab penistanks.

    34. mosone on May 21, 2013 at 4:33 am

    35. Lloydyy89 on May 21, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Here's a tutorial on how to upload to Sketchfab for anyone interested –

    36. dack3d on May 22, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Outstanding news!!

    37. Maxperchunart on May 23, 2013 at 6:08 am


    38. Preston on May 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      Oh boy….This is cool.

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