Sketchfab is the leading publishing platform for 3D files. Our community has published millions of 3D models - both static and animated!
Plus, teachers from Harvard, Full Sail University, Michigan State University and other leading schools use Sketchfab to communicate with their students, show them new techniques and collect assignments.
Collect 3D assignments
Sketchfab is the easiest way to share 3D content online in a few clicks. Gather assignments in no time and visualize your students’ work in real 3D. We’ve built exporters for all major 3D tools (3ds Max, Maya, Blender, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Modo, Cinema 4D, and more...) that will let your students upload their work in 1 click.
Thanks to our download feature, you can take a closer look at your students’ original meshes and textures. No more issues with USB keys, transfers, and delays – everything is accessible in the cloud.
Howest University even uses tags to gather homework and projects on a dedicated tag page:
Find content that illustrates techniques you teach
The Sketchfab community has crowdsourced millions of 3D models. This huge library offers an opportunity to illustrate any design techniques (Topology, Sculpting, textures & UVs, solid modeling, etc.). For example, more than 100 game studios showcase their optimized game assets on Sketchfab.
Collections let you group together models that your students can subscribe to and browse any time. Teachers from all around the world use this functionality to create intro courses that helps students understand what they will learn and how & why artists use different techniques.
Take a look at this low-poly collection.
Help students become better artists & find jobs
The Artist in Residence program can help students develop new skills outside of the classroom. We sponsor professional character and animation artists so they create tutorials to share their knowledge with our community. Visit our forum to see some examples.
Our community of millions of registered users is super helpful and friendly. Your students can engage with them, ask questions and receive feedback.
Students can also grow their network and get noticed by recruiters: build an online 3D portfolio and share creations on ArtStation, DeviantArt, Wordpress, Facebook, and more. Connect with talented artists and prominent companies.
Share, manage, and collaborate as a team
Sketchfab for Teams offers tools for groups of like-minded people to easily share, manage and collaborate on 3D assets together. With this feature, educators can share 3D models and assign different permission levels to students in the classroom or colleagues in an academic department.
Models for the classroom can be kept private from the rest of the larger Sketchfab community, so you're able to facilitate discussions without distraction.
Plus, if your institution has multiple classes or subjects, Projects in Sketchfab for Teams offers ways to add share specific models with different members of your organization.
Sketchfab wants to encourage the next generation of 3D artists. With Sketchfab for Education, we're offering eligible educators and students discounted Pro and Premium membership.
Eligible students will automatically receive an email offer for discounted Pro membership at $99/year. That's almost half off the current price! We offer 50% off annual Premium membership too!
You can find out if you're eligible and receive your discount link on the Sketchfab for Education page.
- Collect assignments quickly with tags and exporters
- View and download your student files in the cloud
- Inspire your students by using Collections to showcase specific technical illustrations
- Encourage your students to create an online 3D portfolio to connect with the industry
- Let your students engage with and learn from a community of millions of artists
Questions? Contact us.