“By joining forces, Epic and Sketchfab will be able to make 3D, AR and VR content more accessible and grow the ecosystem of creators, who are crucial to open and interconnected Metaverse,” . “Sketchfab will continue to operate as an independently branded service, working closely with the Unreal Engine team.”
Sketchfab hosts more than 4 million 3D assets. Users can edit, buy and sell content on the platform. Epic has reduced the fees for working at Sketchfab to 12 percent (which corresponds to cutting the Epic Games Store) so that people who create 3D assets get most of the sales revenue. Epic also says it will keep integrating Sketchfab with 3D creation and publishing platforms. The funds will continue to work elsewhere, including rival toy engines like Unity.
The Sketchfab Plus plan – which allows users to transfer more resources with larger file sizes – is now available . Current Plus subscribers are on the Pro plan at no extra cost, and Sketchfab increases the monthly upload limit at the Pro level from 30 to 50.
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