Sketchfab has today announced a new addition to their model browser in the form of a new ‘View In VR’ button which is now available to press to provide support for virtual reality in the Sketchfab 3D player.
Watch the video below to learn more about this new feature which has been added to support the 500,000 virtual objects that are already available within the Sketchfab library of models. Allowing you to ‘discover how a beating heart works, teleport yourself inside Van Gogh’s room, or go back in time to confront this Triceratops’.
Sketchfab explains more about the new support the virtual reality and what it means for users of their 3D player and browser.
This is a big milestone for us. While browsing 3D on a web page – or with touch on mobile – is amazing, we realised that browsing this content in VR had the potential to provide an even better experience.
Sketchfab at its core is essentially “just” a virtual cube, or 3D scene, in which you can put anything that has 3 dimensions, and share this scene to the world leveraging the power of the web. You can navigate within the scene with your mouse directly on any web page, but with VR it means you can actually put yourself right inside the scene, and walk in it.
This is really awesome, but when you think about it it is also very natural. VR is getting so much attention these days simply because we live in a 3D world, and it’s a natural evolution to be able to experience things virtually the way we already experience real life. Today, the technology is finally getting closer to living up to that hope.
For more details on the latest addition to the Sketchfab 3D player jump over to the official website where Alban Co-founder and CEO of Sketchfab explains more.