You can add a Sketchfab model to any of 18 categories. To assign a category, see Model Properties. You should choose the most accurate and specific category for you scene. This helps improve your model's Discoverability and search results. This article describes each category and provides examples. We understand that there may not always be one perfect choice, and we leave the decision up to the artist. However, the Sketchfab team will moderate cases where content categorization is debatable and reserves the right to make the final decision.
Animals & Pets
Representations of animals - both realistic and stylized. You can put dinosaurs here too!
Architectural or stylized scenes depicting buildings. Interior scenes and objects like furniture belong in the Furniture & Home category.
Art & Abstract
Any classical or abstract art. Exceptions: work that could be more specifically classified as Cultural Heritage & History.
Cars & Vehicles
This is the right place for all moving vehicles, including fantasy and Science-Fiction.
Characters & Creatures
Fictional people or animals.
For realistic characters such as this one, we'll leave the decision up to you. In general, we recommend putting fantasy characters into this category and not into People.
Cultural Heritage & History
Objects, artefacts and visualisations directly related to the history of life on Earth and intended for the education and instruction of viewers in the field of cultural heritage.
Electronics & Gadgets
Any scenes or assets representing actual existing products, or designs of such products. Any scifi-scenes probably belong in Games.
Fashion & Style
Scenes relating to fashion and style: clothing, accessories, fashion-related celebrities.
Food & Drink
Any models where the focus is on food or drink related items.
Furniture & Home
Any interior architecture scenes, furniture or household objects.
Any scenes related to music and sound, like musical instruments.
Music is a better match for such equipment than Electronics & Gadgets, but in such edge cases we'll leave the decision to you.
Nature & Plants
Any scenes representing actual nature. Fantasy models belong in other categories.
A (stylized) nature scene. As the focus is more on the landscape and nature than on the single animal, this is a better match than Animals & Pets.
News & Politics
Scenes that represent or illustrate any news-related stories or people.
Actual people, can be 3D scans or stylised. Any models that are not based on actual people should be posted in Characters & Creatures.
Places & Travel
Scenes that offer an extensive and immersive experience of "being in another place". This category can contain both actual as well as fictional places.
Science & Technology
Actual (not fictional) technological or scientific content. Exceptions are when there is a more specific category available. An example of this would be museum pieces that belong in Cultural Heritage, and not in Science & Technology.
This scan represents actual technology and is a good match. It fits here better than in Cars & Vehicles as it focuses exclusively on the technology.
Sports & Fitness
Any scenes that are associated with sports, sports attributes or sports celebrities.
Daniel Vieira is an actual football player from Brazil. This scan should be in Sports & Fitness rather than People because this is a more specific match.
Weapons & Military
You can use this category for any kind of weaponry
This category can be used for both realistic, stylised and fantasy weapons.
Any game props or environments can be posted here too.
It’s okay to put models into multiple categories, but please limit to a maximum of 2.