3D Model Website Sketchfab Passes 1 Billion Page Views

It has been a year since Google launched its 3D model library Poly for developers, offering models in a low-polygon style. However, for those after the best of the best, since 2012 Sketchfab has made a name for itself as one of the world’s premium 3D model libraries, recently announcing one billion page views had been passed. 

Alongside the impressive 1,000,000,000 page views, Sketchfab has also divulged several other interesting stats. Its creator community has grown to over 2 million members, who have helped produce more than 3,000,000 3D models. This broad range of content has seen over 200,000,000 people enjoy content from the site.

Sketchfab began toying with virtual reality (VR) back in 2014, with a basic model viewer for Oculus Rift. Ever since then the company has accelerated its adoption and integration of immersive technologies, adding support for Google Cardboard and HTC Vive in 2016, as well as creating a proprietary app called Sketchfab VR.

Over the last couple of years, Sketchfab came to iOS and Android, added sound support and then embraced augmented reality (AR) by implementing both ARCore and ARKit. Most recently, Sketchfab announced the official launch of its online marketplace having been in beta for almost a year.

Sketchfab store

Remarking on the achievement, Alban Denoyel, Co-founder and CEO of Sketchfab said in a blog posting: “I’m thankful to our community for making this possible by creating and sharing amazing 3D content, and to my team for building an amazing product. I’m very proud of what we have achieved, but this is only the beginning. Our goal is to get every 3D model published on Sketchfab and every 3D embed powered by Sketchfab, so there is still plenty to do.”

VRFocus will continue its coverage of Sketchfab, reporting back with further announcements and updates.