Sketchfab: WebGL-based Service to Publish your 3D Models


Sketchfab is a service to publish interactive 3D content online, with WebGL and HTML5, and no plugin. The viewer can easily be embedded in any webpage, as simply as a youtube video.

I tested the service on this page and it works fine (at first sight). You should see three different 3D models: a spaceship from starwars, a charater (Bob) and a house. According to the developers of Sketchfab, the service is not yet designed to display several 3D objects on a single page…


  • Phenomenal potential! Nice. My congratulations.

    One criticism – This is a little ‘grey’ – i’m guessing the shaders can be pimped out tho.

    Question for us architects: Does it run as smooth on integrated graphics (that no doubt my client runs) as it does on my Radeon HD6970??

  • Psolord

    I running a Pentium 4 3Ghz and 8800GT here and all models render fine and very fast.

    I am very impressed by the finer details of the models, especially the house and the tie.

  • Are these vector based or image sequences? What was the process in exporting the models? Do you have any tutorials on this?

  • @Philski

    Im running this on my Intel HD Graphics integrated in my laptop with i3-370m and all three run smooth enough

  • @chameleon: It’s vector based. We are working on tutorials but you can already try it by yourself, it should work pretty easily.

    @Philski: thanks for your compliments. We are working on better default materials to “pimp out” a little bit. It should work nicely on any reasonably recent computer.

    @Psolord: thanks, we’re glad you like it!

    Any questions: