Sketchfab adds 3D sound to its 3D model sharingplatform

Sketchfab wants to become a sort of YouTube for 3D models and scenes. While the service started as a way to show off static 3D objects, the company has added a ton of interactive tools over day, stimulating it a solid platform to preview virtual reality content.

This week, Sketchfab added voiced support. So if you have a VR headset at home, you can look at a scene in 3D utilizing your headset with positional audio. If something happens on the left, itll feel like the audio obtained from the left. You can stance your sound impacts utilizing Sketchfabs own interface.

If you simply want to add a background soundtrack, you can also upload a normal 2D way. Itll feel like youre playing music in the background in your audio player.

In order to showcase this new feature, the company has worked with Artella on a WebVR animated short called Lily& Snout. Its very impressive to watch all of this running in your browser.

In other news, Sketchfab now has 1 million registered users. There has been a ton of investment in virtual reality headsets and content over the past few years. Thats why Sketchfab is also growing as it is the best style to share 3D content over the web.

Finally, Sketchfab also released its mobile apps for iPhones and Android devices. You can browse Sketchfabs library of content using the mobile app, follow users, like content and create collections.

More importantly, you can also look at any content in virtual reality use a mobile VR headset, such as the Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard. This is a great way to get started with 3D content and virtual reality. And if mobile VR is not your thing, Sketchfab also has apps for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.