Sketchfab will integrate the 3D Hubs full-colour API and therefore add the 3D Hubs printing button to 300.000 of their models, that have been tagged as 3D printable by the designer. By clicking the “Order 3D print” button on Sketchfab, users will be able to select one of 250 locations with full-colour 3D printing capabilities on the 3D Hubs website.
Bram de Zwart, CEO and co-founder of 3D Hubs said: “With full-color 3D scanning technologies becoming more accessible, we saw increasing demand within our community to support texture files and color maps. Sketchfab is a great place to publish and share these full-color 3D models, especially as they can easily be embedded in a website and on social media.”
“Integrating 3D printing has been a highly requested feature from the Sketchfab community,” said Alban Denoyel, CEO of Sketchfab. “We are excited to join forces with 3D Hubs to make this happen. One of the most important promises of 3D printing is to be able to make things locally, and possibly bypass transport and associated costs. We think 3D Hubs is the closest to achieving this vision, with their global distributed network and active community of makers. It feels like a natural partnership for us, and we are happy to start feeding their printers with great colorful 3D content.”
In celebration of this partnership New York based designer, Fleet Hower, has designed a special version of Marvin, which is available for download in full-color on the 3D Hubs page on the Sketchfab website.