NewTek’s LightWave 3D Group has teamed up with Sketchfab to deliver a free plug-in for LightWave 3D software version 11.5 or higher that exports 3D models from LightWave to Sketchfab, a popular online web platform that allows users to publish, share, embed and view interactive 3D models in real time.
With the LightWave 3D plug-in for Sketchfab, content creators, artists, architects and designers, can upload 3D models directly from LightWave into Sketchfab for real-time display in the browser. Users can also add metadata, share models on the web and easily remove models using the dashboard. The Sketchfab viewer can also be embedded and shared on any web page, similar to how a YouTube video is shared.
“Our goal at Sketchfab is to be the easiest way for 3D creators to publish their work online,” said Alban Denoyel, CEO, Sketchfab. “One way to better achieve this is to integrate closely with the tools they use. We are happy to add LightWave to our list of exporters, making the workflow from the software to the web as seamless as possible.”
The plug-in, which supports Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, is available at: www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/entry/sketchfab/.