Desktop WebVR (Vive, Oculus)

You can view any 3D model in Virtual Reality using a WebVR browser and a VR headset like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.

Desktop WebVR viewing requires an experimental version of Google Chrome / Chromium with WebVR support. Firefox Nightly builds should also work soon, but have not yet updated to the most recent WebVR API. This technology is very young, and browser support is experimental. You can check browser status and progress at Is WebVR Ready?

We recommend the Latest build of Chromium.
For the current status of each browser, headset, and Sketchfab VR feature, see VR Compatibility.
The WebVR viewer is incompatible with the Google Chrome WebVR API Emulation 1.1.4 extension - please disable it
  1. Download and install a compatible browser.
  2. Go to chrome://flags and turn on the "Enable WebVR" and "Enable Gamepad Extensions" flags.
  3. Turn on your device
  4. Start VR Mode on any Sketchfab model page or use the VR Launcher.

Sketchfab 3d model VR mode google cardboard

Check out some great content galleries in VR like Museums or Popular.

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    James

    Hello,

    As above, we think this is an issue on Chrome's end. The workaround is here: https://forum.sketchfab.com/t/error-in-latest-version-of-chromium/11755

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    cderolin

    Hi,

    I was wondering how I go about viewing models using the Microsoft Hololens?  We have one to play with at work and I saw somewhere that sketchfab where one of the official partners.  Any tips most appreciated.  Thanks!

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    James

    Hi @cderolin

    It's not possible yet, but we're planning on it!

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    patricknelson

    FYI for documentation purposes, `about://flags` should be changed to `chrome://flags`. Although while technically the former works, the later should be used moving forward.

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    James

    @patricknelson - Thanks, fixed!