Hot on the heels of the platform’s recent update to its mobile app, bringing Augmented Reality (AR) to iOS devices, Sketchfab announced today that they're extending AR support to Android users.
The 3D sharing platform has updated its mobile app to support Google’s “ARCore” functionality. The move gives Android users access to over two million models on Sketchfab: effectively the largest AR library in the world. Sketchfab is also one of the very first app developers to support both ARKit and ARCore.
Given Sketchfab’s existing integration in a broad variety of 3D creation software, the addition of ARCore support makes the platform one of the easiest and most seamless ways for creators to publish 3D work to AR without needing to write a single line of code.
Sketchfab co-founder and CEO, Alban Denoyel says, “Mobile AR lets you navigate 3D content in a much more natural and intuitive way than a 2D screen. You can move around any object or scene with 6 degrees of freedom, just like you would in real life, or in VR, but without the limitations of either.” The updated app is available starting today from the Play Store.
About Sketchfab, Inc.
Enter new dimensions. With a community of over one million creators, we are the world’s largest platform to publish, share, and discover 3D content on web, mobile, in VR and AR. Our technology integrates with every major 3D creation tool and publishing platform and supports almost every 3D format directly through our site or using one of our official exporters. Using our universal 3D player, your creations can be embedded on any web page and every major network including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, WordPress, Behance, DeviantArt and Kickstarter. Sketchfab is proud to be the official 3D publishing partner of Adobe Photoshop, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Hololens, Intel RealSense and more.