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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 3D Settings

There are two main menu options when editing your model: Edit Properties and Edit 3D Settings. This section will focus on Edit 3D Settings, which includes changing the way the model is oriented and rendered in the Sketchfab viewer.

In both Basic and Enterprise accounts, you'll have access to the following 3D settings (though some individual options might be limited):

From left to right, you'll see the 3D Setting options: 

  • Scene, including orientation, camera, and background options
  • Lighting, including lighting, shadow, and environment options
  • Materials, including textures, PBR maps, and rendering options
  • Post Processing Filters, including options to add grain, depth of field, and vignettes
  • Annotations, including the option to add annotations on your model. Your account status determines how many annotations you can add
  • Animation, including the option to add animations you created to make your model move
  • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality, including scale and position settings your viewer will see while viewing your model in augmented or virtual reality. Note that AR without the Sketchfab app is only available through Enterprise accounts
  • Sound, including the option to upload sounds or other recordings

The subsections of this guide will focus on the most commonly used features, including changing scene settings, adding annotations, and setting AR/VR. Check out Sketchfab's Help Center page on 3D Settings for more information on all 3D setting options. 

Finding the Editing 3D Settings Menu

There are a few different ways to get to a model's Edit 3D Settings: 

1. A model's Edit Properties page is the first page you land on after uploading a 3D model. On this page, you can select "edit 3D properties" under the model viewer.


2. Navigate to your account's or project's models page and hover over the right gear icon within the orange circle. The new menu allows you to select "3D settings."


3. Navigate to your account's or project's models and select the window of the model you want to edit. This will bring up a new window offering the options to "Edit Properties" or "Edit 3D Settings" on the righthand side. Select "edit 3D settings."