Sketchfab Launches Sketchfab Store, Lets Designers Monetize 3D Models

The SketchFab online store

For the entrepreneurial 3D modelers out there, there is no shortage of 3D file marketplaces to generate a nice little bit of side revenue.

But when it comes to 3D on the web, Sketchfab’s YouTube-like ecosystem of discovery, publishing, and sharing has consistently been among the most user-friendly.

The new Sketchfab Store is the next logical step for the company to connect over 2 million 3D files to eager buyers looking for top-shelf 3D models.

“We’ve seen a growing need and market for 3D assets, especially as VR and AR have become more mainstream,” explains Sketchfab co-founder and CEO Alban Denoyel in a company blog post. “We introduced a download feature in 2014, leveraging Creative Commons licenses. This feature has proven to be very successful, and today we see more than 200,000 downloads every month, for a cumulative total of more than 2.5 million downloads. These have been used for every conceivable use-case from 3D-printing to classroom education to video games and experiential VR.”

So what, ultimately, separates Sketchfab Store from similar 3D file marketplaces?

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