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What are the best Sketchfab alternatives?

Sketchfab is described as 'is the first web service to publish interactive 3D content online in real-time without plugins' and is a 3D Modeler in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Sketchfab, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is MediaGoblin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Sketchfab are Verge3D, p3d.in, Houdini and TouchDesigner.

Sketchfab alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be Game Development Tools or 3D Painting Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Sketchfab.
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  1. MediaGoblin icon

    MediaGoblin

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Sandstorm.io
    55 alternatives to MediaGoblin 

    MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.

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    1.  DecentralizedMediaGoblin is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    A User profile and their corresponding galleries
    View of an audio file
  2. Verge3D icon

    Verge3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • WebGL
    • Autodesk Maya
    • Blender
    39 alternatives to Verge3D 

    Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences. Verge3D can be used to build interactive animations, product configurators, engaging presentations of any kind, online stores, explainers, e-learning...

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    1.  No Coding RequiredVerge3D can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    2.  Augmented RealityVerge3D makes use of augmented reality to interact with one or more of its services.
    3.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Verge3D to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Verge3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3D product customizer
    Interactive jewelry configurator
    Experience Curiosity by NASA
    Verge3D vs Sketchfab opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Verge3D is a great alternative to Sketchfab.
    Guest

    Requires purchase of software. Not on-line

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    koloved

    Its better and cheaper than sketchfab without subscription

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    Michaelll

    Verge3D comes with free 3D hosting service

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  3. p3d.in icon

    p3d.in

    2 alternatives to p3d.in 

    p3d.in believes that sharing your 3D models online should be an enjoyable experience. p3d.in is simple, real-time and just works. Goodbye screenshots!

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    p3d.in vs Sketchfab opinions
    Most users think p3d.in is a great alternative to Sketchfab.
    hanshansen

    It offers the same or better features at a much lower price

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    Guest

    It seems to lack a gallery feature and API access.

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    Guest

    It has most things in comparison

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    Guest

    It lighter, faster and seems costs less.

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  4. Houdini icon

    Houdini

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    48 alternatives to Houdini 

    Houdini covers all the major areas of 3D production, including:

    • Modeling - All standard geometry entities including Polygons, (Hierarchical) NURBs/Bezier Curves/Patches & Trims, Metaballs
    • Animation - Keyframed animation and raw channel manipulation (CHOPs), motion captur.
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    1.  Procedural ModelingHoudini can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    2.  Node BasedHoudini supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    3.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Houdini.
    4.  3D SculptingHoudini offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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  5. TouchDesigner icon

    TouchDesigner

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    29 alternatives to TouchDesigner 

    TouchDesigner is a complete authoring tool for building interactive 3D art, visualizations, prototypes and UIs. Derivative makes and supports TouchDesigner and offers their services to do custom production using TouchDesigner.

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    1.  Node BasedTouchDesigner supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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      NUKE

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      23 alternatives to NUKE 

      NUKE is a powerful compositing application that delivers unparalleled speed, an efficient multi-channel scanline rendering engine, and a first-class feature set that is unrivalled in the desktop market.

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      1.  Node BasedNUKE supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
      2.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the NUKE.
      3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in NUKE simultaneously.
      4.  File VersioningNUKE has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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      NUKE vs Sketchfab opinions
      This alternative is disputed. NUKE is still a legitimate alternative to Sketchfab, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      Is not a 3d sharing web resource

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      MODO

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      105 alternatives to MODO 

      MODO is a fully featured 3D content creation application, famous primarily for it's modelling capabilities, MODO also offers a fast renderer, sculpting, painting, dynamics and animation tools.

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      1.  3D SculptingMODO offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
      2.  Support for scriptingMODO supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
      3.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for MODO to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
      4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MODO, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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      MODO vs Sketchfab opinions
      This alternative is disputed. MODO is still a legitimate alternative to Sketchfab, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Guest

      Is not a WEB accessible 3d model gallery

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      Guest

      Modo is a 3d authorin suite but has no online or web capabilities. I think this is a mistake

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    • Silo icon

      Silo

      • Mac
      • Windows
      47 alternatives to Silo 

      Silo Professional is the main version of Silo, which gives users access to everything Silo has to offer. This includes Silo's core modeling toolset, as well as advanced features for UV editing, displacement painting, re-topologization, and more.

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    • Autodesk Mudbox icon

      Autodesk Mudbox

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      63 alternatives to Autodesk Mudbox 

      Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software offers 3D modeling professionals the ability to quickly and easily create highly detailed organic and inorganic 3D assets.

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      1.  3D SculptingAutodesk Mudbox offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
      2.  Drawing Tablet SupportAutodesk Mudbox supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
      Inspired by artists, built to deliver.
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      CrossBrowdy

      476 alternatives to CrossBrowdy 

      CrossBrowdy is an open-source and free JavaScript framework that let developers create multimedia apps, game engines, games, emulators and so on.

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