Collections

 

"Folders" have been replaced by "Collections"

Collections let you organize models into different groups. You can collect both your own models and other users' models.

To add a model to a collection, just click the + Add to button on the model page.

Sketchfab 3d model collections - add to

Here, you can add the model to an existing collection, or create a new collection.

Unpublished (Draft) models cannot be added to collections.

Sketchfab 3d model collections - add to popup

There is no limit to the number of collections you can create, and models may be in more than one collection.

View your own collections from your profile: E.G. https://sketchfab.com/james/collections

This page of your profile is public, but collections will not appear publicly if:

  1. They are empty; or
  2. They contain only private models.

Sketchfab 3d model collections page

Click a collection thumbnail to go to the collection's page:

https://sketchfab.com/james/collections/fire-hydrants

From here, you can edit a collection's name and description, or delete it, from Settings. Deleting a collection will not delete the models in it. Click Share to get a short link to this page. For details on embedding collections, see Playlists.

Sketchfab 3d model collection page

Explore collections from the community here.

Subscribe to another user's collection or follow the creator to get updates.

Sketchfab 3d model collections subscribe

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    lindehydraulics

    Thanks for the nice overview here. I found that pretty self-explaining up to know, which means it was programmed very good.
    One additional question/suggestion. It would be great to have sub-folders. Is that possible? How?

    Thanks for your reply.

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    James

    Thanks for the feedback! No sub-folders at the moment, but it's an interesting idea. Models can be in more than one folder, so you could create an additional folder with just the models you want in a sub-folder.

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    lindehydraulics

    Thanks for your fast reply and for considering to program that feature.
    For your information: We plan to upload more than 100 files soon. Most of the models somehow belong to each other.
    Showing them in more than one folder is a great feature that enables me to do the upload work even before the subfolder-feature is implemented.

    We face the challenge of loosing a good overview in the first place. Creating additional 14 folders on the first level is less comfortable to browse that having two additional folders with 7 subfolers each. This is particularily true if we look in the future which may lead to the situation to have to do this with our other product categories, multiplying this effort, leading to a total folder count of over 100.
    That's just not comfortable to use anymore without subfolders.

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    James

    Thanks for the details. If you're embedding models on your own site, you could create Playlists and use your own UI to 'fake' the experience of browsing subfolders. https://help.sketchfab.com/hc/en-us/articles/203821409

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    degit22

    It is possible to model the page does not show is not my сollections? I do not want to see that my model was added to the сollections such as trash, etc.

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    James

    @degit22 - We're still working on this kind of moderation feature.

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    eldrazicoffee

    Is it possible to change the "cover" of your collections?I mean changing the file that acts as a cover of one collection. It would be great!

    Thanks for your reply.

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    James

    @eldrazicoffee - Not yet, but we want to offer that in the future. Thanks for your feedback!

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    loehrer

    I have collections, that don't show a preview image for their contents. Is that because all models contained are set as private?

    Or otherwise, what can I do to get a preview image for these?

    Also, according to James, I understand, there is also no option for editing the preview image of collections, right?

    Greetings!

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    James

    Hi @loehrer - That's right, if a collection contains only private models, there will be no preview, and there's no way to choose the preview (yet).

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    degit22

    It has long been necessary approval of third-party collections. I do not like that my model is added to the collection with abusive names, and it still appears on my pages. When it appears?

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    rschmitz

    I'm wondering if there's a way to change the order of the items within a collection.  Currently, it seems like the collections fills from the bottom up with models and there's no way to alter that order once it's in place.  Is that correct?

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    James

    @rschmitz - Not yet, but it's something we want to improve in the future.

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    sphax

    Is it possible to embed a collection on a website? That would avoid the need to embed each model manually, especially if embed frame could have customizable colors. :)

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    sphax

    Wonderful! You though of everything! :D