Prepare Yourself: #SketchfabDay is Coming!

Each year we celebrate Sketchfab Day on March 26th, the day that was founded way back in 2012.

We invite you, our members, to celebrate with us by sharing your favourite uploads and stories about what Sketchfab means to you on your social media streams.

Be sure to add the #SketchfabDay hashtag and don’t be shy of @ing us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn—we’ll reshare our favourite posts via our official accounts.

Read on for some tips on how to best present your 3D models.

:point_up: General Tips

  • Don’t forget to include a link to your Sketchfab profile so people can explore your work and give you a follow.
  • Present your 3D model(s) in the best way you can. Tips for video, GIFs and images below.
  • Make it personal. Share how Sketchfab has been part of your creative journey or career.
  • Get creative. Don’t be afraid to try something weird or wonderful with your post.

:clapper: Use Video

Video posts are proven to get more views, likes and reshares on social media—they also get ‘autoplayed’ in most social feeds. Pro Tip: Create a square, rather than landscape, video.

Record your screen
Open up a model in fullscreen, hit record and start exploring your model, showing off its best features.

Some free video recorders you can use are Monosnap (Win/Mac), Windows Game Bar (Win), and Quicktime Player (Mac).

If you want to step it up a notch, consider editing your video using HitFilm Express, DaVinci Resolve or another free video editor like Microsoft Photos or iMovie.

Video from a recent Weekly Top 10 post

Turntable video & GIFs
Use our GIF tool to quickly and easily create a rotating ‘turntable’ GIF or video (Chrome only) of any model on Sketchfab.
[ORIGINAL-MODEL『傘下莞爾』by 傘下 (kasamoto)]

Record in AR & VR mode
Record your smartphone screen on iOS (native) or Android (app) to show how you can explore a model in AR or VR mode.

Video by Sketchfab CEO Alban Denoyel

:framed_picture: Use Images

The next best thing to video is an image, which can be much quicker to capture if you are short on time.

Use our screenshot tool to grab a high-resolution screenshot of any model, up to 4096 x 4096 pixels.

Show more of your work with multiple images or an image grid. We found this online image grid maker easy to use—just upload 9 square images and BOOM, image grid.

:globe_with_meridians: Use 3D Embeds

The Sketchfab 3D viewer is supported in Twitter and Facebook feeds. Just paste in the long or short link to your model at the end of your post.

This is great when your priority is for people experience the 3D itself but unfortunately autoplaying Sketchfab embeds is not supported in most social feeds (yet).