Epic Games buys Sketchfab, a 3D material platform


Epic Games Sketchfab

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In order to allow users of the Unreal Engine game engine to stay on the Epic Games platform, Epic announced earlierPurchased Sketchfab, a 3D material platform. According to Epic, the combination of the two will make it easier for creators to obtain 3D, AR, and VR-related materials in the ecosystem, facilitating the creation of a more open and interconnected virtual world. After joining Epic Game, Sketchfab will continue to provide services under an independent brand, but will work more closely with the Unreal Engine team.

There are currently more than 4 million 3D materials on Sketchfab, and creators can buy, sell and edit content on the platform. After the purchase, Epic reduced Sketchfab’s service fee to 12% (same as Epic Game Store), allowing creators on it to obtain higher profits.Sketchfab Plus paid plan (allowing users to upload larger files) will become free, And existing Plus subscribers will be upgraded to a higher level of Pro, and the monthly upload limit of Pro will also be increased from 30 objects to 50. Epic also promised to maintain the compatibility of Sketchfab with other 3D creation platforms, including rival game engines such as Unity.

Before Sketchfab, Epic alsoPurchased ArtStation, a trading platform for CGI and game paintings, And also reduced the service fee from 30% to 12% after purchase.

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