SketchFab Aims To Be “YouTube For 3D Files”

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http://techcrunch.com – Alban Denoyel founded Sketchfab on the observation that the internet lives largely in 2D but could easily become a 3-dimensional landscape. The website, which Denoyel is calling “YouTube for 3D files,” is seeking to raise $1M at TechStars Demo Day. It’s a straightforward service: users upload a 3D model to Sketchfab in any of its 27 supported formats, which the server processes and displays using WebGL and HTML5. The graphic can then be embedded on any web page. Accounts are free for “3D enthusiasts.” Monetization happens in incremental upgrades for use in adve (IT news)