3D Model Libraries
As an alternative to bringing your own 3D models, or accessing those in our Content Library, edify aims to provide easy access to the large online repositories of free 3D content. While users can visit these sites directly, and download content to add their lessons, edify will provide a number of importers, enabling users to browse and add models directly to their lessons from inside the edify client.
Our first importer is for the website Sketchfab. You can access the importer using the “Add Sketchfab model” button while editing your lesson. You will be prompted to log in to a Sketchfab account. If you don’t already have one, you can use the “Register” button at the bottom to create one – Sketchfab accounts are free to make. When you have finished setting one up, enter your details and log in.
Once you have logged in, you can now navigate and explore the range of content available on Sketchfab. To help narrow down what you are looking for, you can use the Searchbar in the top left, or simply browse through the pages using the “Next Page” and “Previous Page” buttons in the top right. You can also enter URLs of specific models you have found on the Sketchfab website into the searchbar to take you directly to that model, and load it into your lesson.
One important thing to note is that Sketchfab also provides paid content. These are likely (although not always) to be of higher quality than models available for free. Our importer only displays models which are free, but if you are looking for the full range, you should access the Sketchfab website directly.