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    wood_dragon (Sketchfab Profile)

    Hi! Is it possible to have a model another place than Sketchfab computers (for example on my own computer or a company's computer)?
    Say company X wants to store a model on its own computers for security reasons. The idea is that customer Y would go on company X's website to view their model using Sketchfab viewer. Is this remotely possible?

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @wood_dragon - At the moment, all models must be uploaded to Sketchfab for processing, and we don't license the viewer technology for others to host.

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    elearning (Sketchfab Profile)

    Hi, I am going to use 3D models in the classroom and assign these models to individual students. I would like students to be able to add annotations and text to "their own" models. Is their anyway to do this without giving them my credentials? Assigning a password won't give them permissions right?

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @elearning - Hi, sound great. We don't have a system like that yet. The best thing to do is have them create their own accounts or create new accounts yourself for them so you can keep your own credentials safe.

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    cgartefacts (Sketchfab Profile)
    Hello, I just want to point out that after turning a model as private, with/out password on a chrome computer, after I log out and go to the model page I immediately see the product loading and working just fine. I've tested the link in IE and it properly prompts for the password. I haven't reset cache on Chrome as I'm doing some web dev at the moment but I shouldn't have to, I think. I can imagine this being a problem to someone wanting to hide a model from coworkers (think coworking spaces) or family (think surprise!) ...
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    James (Sketchfab Profile)
    @cgartefacts - Making a model Private just means that it is unlisted. Anyone who knows the URL can see the model. This is the intended behavior. If you want to keep the model hidden, you should add a password. I'm sorry that this wasn't clear. I will update this article to be more explicit.
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    elearning (Sketchfab Profile)
    @James. What about letting 25 students log in simultaneously on my credentials (and changing the password afterwards)? Can it be done?
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    James (Sketchfab Profile)
    @elearning - You could do that, but if they log out after you change the password, they won't be able to log back in. Maybe you could create a "dummy" account for this purpose?
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    elearning (Sketchfab Profile)
    Thanks James. Okay. That will work, because I want them to edit the models under my supervision during class. As long as multiple logins are allowed they can mess it up as they want. A duplicate (backup) account would not be a bad idea, but that probably won't be possible with the click of a button right? (I have over 70 models up).
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    James (Sketchfab Profile)
    Well, we could make the existing account the "supervised" account, then you can create a new personal account. Or we can move the models for you. Can you please send me an email? support@sketchfab.com - It will be easier for me to work with you that way.
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    IVAR (Sketchfab Profile)

    Prejudice a question if the public private model password when I insert it in the wordpress site, a password is required to who wants to see the site in wordpress? in more private links to the model, it is indexed by the engines? thank you very much

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @IVAR The password is always required, and the model will not be indexed by search engines.

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    brvr (Sketchfab Profile)

    James,

    If I want to make a model available for a certain site e.g (my site) , and someone else embed it to their site, is possible to give direct access to my site but still have the password if somene tries to copy the url?

     

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @brvr - Not at the moment. If you add a password, the password will be required everywhere.

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    brvr (Sketchfab Profile)

    Thank you!

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    steplont (Sketchfab Profile)

    Someone steal models from sketchfab.
    Look at this:
    https://p3dm.ru/tutorials/ripper/9313-ninja-ripper-and-web-ripping-rus.html

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @steplont - Your original files are never exposed unless you enable download. Our viewer serves a compressed version of the mesh. However, once the 3D data reaches your GPU, it is available locally. This is required for our viewer to work. This is really no different than any other media published on the Internet; it's trivial to rip images, audio, and video from most sources. In fact, ripping 3D is harder.

    That said, we are working on some features to make such techniques harder. In theory, it's possible to make automatic ripping VERY difficult. However, this would hurt performance and stability of the product. You can follow some more discussion here:

    https://forum.sketchfab.com/t/lets-talk-about-security/15789

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    jqw207 (Sketchfab Profile)

    Is it possible to "livetrack" unauthorized access to certain outputs of WebGL/the viewer and immediately cut access once it's been detected?

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @jqw207 We occasionally ban IP addresses of of abusive or spamming users, which blocks their access to the site completely. We also monitor ripping tools that work at the level of the browser / viewer change our code to break them when they are detected.

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    melvinshearer8 (Sketchfab Profile)

    how to make a modle

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