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3D Annotations & AR/VR with Sketchfab

This guide introduces Sketchfab as a way to publish, share, and annotate your 3D models.

Edit Properties: Basic

Through the Edit Properties page on a Basic account, you can change various levels of model information and access. Remember, Basic accounts have draft and download limitations on them that may restrict your options. Don't forget to periodically "save" changes to property settings, otherwise your work will be lost!


Make your model more discoverable by adding additional information:

  • Edit your model's Title. The default title will be the name of the file(s) you uploaded.
  • Add a Description of your model, including formatting and adding image URLs.
  • Select one or more Sketchfab Categories from a dropdown menu to make your model more discoverable through their browse or "explore' search.
  • Add your own Tags to make your model more discoverable through their keyword search.


Control who can view or download your model:

  • Basic accounts automatically upload models in "draft" Status. These are unpublished models and not accessible to anyone but you. Draft models will automatically be deleted after a specified amount of time.
  • Select Who can See your model. Basic accounts only allow you to publish your model as public. If you want to publish your model as private or password protected, you will need to upgrade to another account status. Reach out to Schaffer Library to explore being accessing our Enterprise account for these features.


  • When you make your model public, you have additional options for who and how users can interact with your model. This includes allowing users to inspect your model's texture if you have one, placing age restrictions on more mature content, and selecting whether you want to allow users to download your model - either for free or through their store. If you select that users can download the model for free, you can select the creative commons license you apply to your model, which tells users how they can use your work. These options include: Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives, and Share Alike.


Change or Publish your Model

  • Preview your 3D model by selecting the viewer window.
  • Access Edit 3D Settings, which is described in the Edit 3D Settings section of this guide.
  • Re-Upload a different model to replace the current version.
  • Save changes to your Properties settings.
  • Publish your model based on the specifications you made in this menu.
  • Delete Model if you no longer want to share this upload.
  • Making a Duplicate model is not available for Basic accounts.