How To Download Sketchfab Models

Sketchfab just reached a new milestone of 300,000 freely downloadable models, available under a Creative Commons license.

Sketchfab writes:

Sketchfab Ripper Tool (2021-May) This tool helps to Extract/download 3d Premium models for Free! Premium Pro 3d models all become Free to download! Download Free Version: Demo version allows you to download 10 lowpoly models Everyday for free!. Buy the Full Pro version and enjoy all features with Unlimited Downloads. Every Sketchfab user has the ability to download select 3D models. Y ou can specifically search for downloadable models (by toggling 'Downloadable' in the Sketchfab search bar), or go to our dedicated Downloads page. Free-download 3D models ready to view, buy, and download for free. Sketchfab users can choose to make their 3D model files available for download under Creative Commons licenses or to sell them in the Sketchfab store. 10 11 With content available for sale or download, Sketchfab is positioned as a 3D model marketplace and as a 3D printing marketplace since some models are compatible with 3D printing.

We are excited to announce that there are now over 300,000 free downloadable 3D models available on Sketchfab. This vast 3D catalog is an amazing resource created by artists, designers, cultural organisations, and brands from around the world.

This milestone is a great symbol of how Sketchfab has become the place to find free 3D assets, and also the best way for artists to publish their 3D creations for other people to reuse and build upon.

Use the 'downloadable' search filter to find what you need. Don't forget to properly credit artists if you use their work! Here are some pointers.


Browse the 100 most popular downloadable models on Sketchfab:

Top 100 Downloads as of Jan 2020 by Sketchfab on Sketchfab

How to Share And Embed Your 3D Design Using Sketchfab

There is now a free, interactive, and comparatively safe way to share your 3D design with friends: Sketchfab. What YouTube is to video, Sketchfab is to 3D files. Alban Denoyel launched Sketchfab after noting that many of us share 3D designs via grainy screenshots, large rendered images, or by unsafely sending out our file. Sketchfab provides a neat alternative: it allows you to share an interactive, fast-loading rendered view of your 3D model – without allowing viewers to download or illegally distribute your file.

Uploading Your 3D Model to

Once you register for a account, upload your 3D design file by clicking the blue “Upload” button. Files can also be uploaded (i.e. exported) from inside your 3D design software, including AutoCAD, Blender, Maya, ZBrush, Solidworks, and Lightwave.

Files can even be uploaded with their original colors, textures and materials (i.e. maps). The easiest way is to export from inside your 3D design software. But if you prefer to click that pretty blue Upload button, just remember to zip together your texture (a .png or a .jpg image file), your material (an .mtl file), and your 3D file (usually .stl, .obj, .dae, .blend, etc.) and then upload them all together. But exporting color files from inside your software is way faster.

Being able to load color map data is useful for facial scans. Without color and texture, the pores on this elderly man’s face would be almost invisible. This facial scan is by Ten24 of

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Rendering Your 3D Model in the Sketchfab App

After you upload your file, you can choose how you want your 3D model to be rendered. Click on the “Settings” button below the preview window, and then click “3D Settings.”

Careful not to confuse the “Settings” dropdown menu with the “Rendering Options” 3D cube button. Pictured is Sketchfab user Enthymeme’s “Pirate Girl.”

How To Download Sketchfab Models

In the “Settings” menu, you can set color, transparency, shading, how much light the model reflects, how much light it emmits, how glossy its surface is, and how much of its environment it reflects.

Rendering can radically change a model’s appearance. You can set up your model to render different parts separately. For the Pirate Girl render model at the far right, we darkened every part except for her eyes.

Finally, choose a 3D environment to place your model in. From velvety dark gradient backgrounds to tropical beaches, each environment can be separately adjusted for lighting, reflection, and so on…

There are many interactive 3D backgrounds to choose from. They are 3D, and move with your model.

When you’ve finished rendering, click the blue “Save Settings” button and then hit “Exit.”

How to Embed Your Sketchfab 3D Model


Sketchfab has many ways to embed and share your designs: Facebook, Twitter, HTML code, BB code, etc.

How To Download Models On Sketchfab

There are a few different ways to share your model.

How To Download Sketchfab Models
  • To directly link to your model, click the “Embed” button below the Sketchfab site’s preview window. A short link address is listed there.
  • “Embed” also contains a box with HTML code to paste into your blog posts or portfolio site. If you click “Embed” and then click “sub-options,” you can also set the size of your view window… And get the code to post on forums or blogs.
  • For those of us using Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, just click “Share”.
  • If you have a shop on i.materialise you can also display your design via the Sketchfab “3D View” option now:

You can display Sketchfab in your i.materialise web shop. This design is by Sketchfab user electronicfox. He does low-poly and high poly modeling work, and can be reached here.

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