Epic Games acquires Sketchfab, a 3D model sharing platform
Epic Games has its own Unreal Engine marketplace, but Sketchfab has been working on building the definitive 3D marketplace for many years with three important pillars - technology, reach and collaboration. On the technology front, Sketchfab lets you view 3D models on any platform. The Sketchfab viewer works with all major browsers on both desktop and mobile - you can see an example on Sketchfab. Finally, Sketchfab launched an interesting feature for companies that work with 3D models all the time - Sketchfab for Teams. As for Sketchfab users paying a monthly subscription fee, everything is a bit cheaper now. "We built Sketchfab with a mission to empower a new era of creativity and provide a service for creators to showcase their work online and make 3D content accessible," Sketchfab co-founder and CEO Alban Denoyel said in the announcement. "Joining Epic will enable us to accelerate the development of Sketchfab and our powerful online toolset, all while providing an even greater experience for creators. We are proud to work alongside Epic to build the Metaverse and enable creators to take their work even further."