Microsoft's Remix 3D model sharing site is shutting down January 10, 2020

Written 10 months ago by IanDorfman

Microsoft has quietly announced via a website header notice and support site article that its 3D model sharing site Remix 3D will be shutting down on January 10th, 2020.

This shutdown comes only two years after launching the platform back in 2017 alongside a Windows 10 feature update. Small Remix 3D iconRemix 3D featured integration with both Small Paint 3D iconPaint 3D and Microsoft's Mixed Reality (Augmented Reality) projects, allowing anyone to download 3D models off of Remix 3D and view them both in Paint 3D and in a "real" space via hardware that supported Mixed Reality. This extended to support for HoloLens and its 3D Viewer.

According to the official frequently asked questions page on Microsoft's support site that details the timeline for Remix 3D's shutdown, the ability to upload new 3D models will be disabled starting on August 7th, 2019, a little over 3 weeks from the time of this article. The FAQ also recommends that anyone that has used the site download their existing content before the full shutdown on January 10th, as Microsoft will completely delete all existing 3D models and metadata at the point.

Existing sites that Remix 3D aimed to be alternative to, such as Small Sketchfab iconSketchfab and Google Small Poly iconPoly, are still readily available for whoever has used Remix 3D when the service retires in a few months. If you've used Remix 3D, now is the time to look for alternatives to ensure that your work is as uninterrupted as possible.

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