Downloading 3D models

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    Hi there,

    Yes, at the moment, the Data API only allows downloading the glTF and USDZ versions of models, and the USDZ format does not support point clouds, so I'm afraid there's probably not a great way to do that at the moment.

     

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    Michelle.Josph (Sketchfab Profile)

    how many models can be downloaded in a daily limit when reched   and how long till  the reset happens 

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    The limit is currently 100 models for free accounts, and it resets every 24 hours.

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    Yogi90 (Sketchfab Profile)

    Hi,

    Whenever I try to download a model (the original file), it only downloads the textures and not the model itself. How can I fix that? It happens to me every time I try downloading a model on this site.

     

    Thank you for the help!

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    Hi there,

    Can you please share an example of a model you downloaded? The "source" archive should always include the original model file.

     

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    Thanks! If you extract the "WW1GermanLower.rar" RAR archive, you will find the FBX file.

    Both Windows and macOS should be able to open RAR archives with their built-in unarchiving software, but if you're having trouble, I recommend 7-zip on Windows or Keka on macOS:

    https://www.7-zip.org/

    https://www.keka.io/en/

     

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    shelleyraewallace (Sketchfab Profile)

    James Once I have downloaded a model to use and I open the zip file, I cannot find the model, it does not open. Do I need to install a plugin to open downloads? And if I then want to upload the model to a presentation, how do I go about doing so?

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    Hi shelleyraewallace - I'm not really familiar with 3D Viewer, but I assume it can import a number of different 3D formats? Can you share the link to the model you downloaded so I can have a look? The 3D file should be in the ZIP archive you downloaded.

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    shelleyraewallace (Sketchfab Profile)

    Thanks James, I have tried a number of them with the same response. It is likely that I am just not great with tech and that is the issue, but I will send you screenshots of my process.
    Say for example I want to download Matilda - https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/matilda-7ddedfb652bd4ea091bc3de27f98fc02

    I have the zip folder here then I open it.

    Textures opens up fine and I can see all the textures fine. When I open scene, I get the 3D Viewer notification.
    When I open scene bin I get the following:

    Sorry, as I said, I am probably doing something wrong, but would like to check out how I can use this before I pay for a subscription.

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    Thanks! The "scene" file is actually a .gltf file. I'm not sure why Windows is not displaying the file extension.

    Maybe you could try dropping the gltf, bin, and texture file into https://sbtron.github.io/makeglb/ to produce a GLB file and see if 3D Viewer can open that.

    Otherwise, it seems to be a problem with 3D Viewer itself or something in this model that it cannot handle. However, other glTF viewers like https://gltf-viewer.donmccurdy.com/ can open.

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    sheahunt154 (Sketchfab Profile)

    Hi I have a problem uploading my second model and it’s not letting me do it🤬😡🤬😡🤬🤬😡🤬😡😡🤬😡😡 

     

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