Just wanna share some tips on how to add a Google Street View background and create a "real-life" embed. It's super easy. I'll take an example.
Find the location of the urban artwork on Google Street View (https://goo.gl/maps/5wESq).
Click on the Settings button on the top right of your screen, and Share or embed image
- Go on Embed image, choose the Custom size 1920 x 1080 (because 16 x 9 seems to be the best resolution for fixed backgrounds on Sketchfab), and click on Preview actual size.
Now you obtain a preview with less labels, easier to screenshot then.
- You can zoom in and out. I personally prefer to use the widest field of view to add a lot of context to my 3D captures.
Take a screenshot.
If you are very meticulous, you can enhance it on iPhoto/Photoshop or any other software. At the end of the day, it will be the background of your amazing 3D capture! It may deserves some basic enhancement
Go on the 3D Settings of your model, and import your Google Street View screenshot as fixed background.
- Now you can embed your 3D capture onto this environment. Play with the Camera Field of View to get the model lined up on oblique screenshots.
- You can also think about using annotations to add even more interactivity to your "real-life embeds". I usually add an annotation to save the initial position of the model (people will be able to come back to this real-life position just clicking on this annotation!), and some more for closer looks.
You just have to go on Annotations and double click anywhere on your model to add one. Make sure you save a nice preview (clicking on the small camera logo on the top right of your annotation) for each one you make.
- There you go! And when you share your model, just add "/embed?annotation_cycle=4" at the end of its link, and the annotations will be run automatically
(The forum doesn't seem to support this extension, so just check my annotations manually )