VentureBeat | 05.01.18

Facebook and Sketchfab partner to bring free 3D models to AR Studio

By Anna Hensel

As part of Facebook’s goal to make the camera its core augmented reality platform, the social media giant today announced that it is partnering with Sketchfab to bring more 3D models to AR Studio, its desktop app that developers can use to create AR content.

In an email to VentureBeat, Sketchfab cofounder and CEO Alban Denoyel said that Facebook will be integrating Sketchfab’s download API into AR Studio. Sketchfab is a platform that allows users to upload and share their AR, VR, and 3D creations. Introduced in March, Sketchfab’s download API gives developers access to more than 150,000 3D models available under Creative Commons licensing. With the integration with Facebook, developers will be able to search for models directly in AR Studio and drag them into projects.

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