3D content-platform Sketchfab has a new tool for creators who make your favorite 3D, virtual reality, and augmented reality content.
The company’s new Download API will allow any 3D-creation application to integrate Sketchfab’s object library with an easy-to-use search bar. Think the Giphy button in Twitter, but for 3D graphics.
Creators will be able to integrate around 150,000 3D models into their content. You can search by a number of criteria including title, tags, categories, and polygon count.
The API launches with around 10 live integrations and 20 in the works, according to the company. The services planning to integrate Sketchfab’s new tool include Amazon Sumerian, Substance, Modo, and High Fidelity, Sansar, The Wave VR, MasterpieceVR and Meta.
Once the tool is implemented, any creator who uses these apps will easily be able to integrate Sketchfab’s content without leaving the app. For users, this means a wider range of high-quality 3D models, from elements of the background landscape to figures and characters in the foreground, will appear in the content you consume.
And keep an eye on Sketchfab, because you’ll soon be able to access this content firsthand as well. With AR platform Looking Glass, for example, you can pull up a 3D model from Sketchfab to display as a hologram, which is a cool way to impress people IRL.