Using 3D models in Viar360

Where To Find 3D Models To Use In Your VR Experience?

The 3D model market is thriving with many websites serving thousands of models and custom character designs. Viar360 now also supports 3D model integration which means you are able to place 3D objects into your 360 scenes. With this we’re blurring the lines between cinematic and computer generated virtual reality.

Yet for educators looking for pre-made 3D assets to create their VR training experiences, hunting down the perfect models can be a hassle. You need to find the right marketplace, then the right model, then download it, upload it, test it,… That is why we made this resource list that will make the first step a bit easier. Below you can see the list of webpages that offer free 3D models.

List of websites with free 3D models

Google Poly https://poly.google.com/Explore the world of 3D
Grabcab https://grabcad.com/Join 7,830,000 engineers with over 4,400,000 free CAD files
CGTraderhttps://www.cgtrader.com/Free 3D models available for download from car to humans 3D assets. Available in number of file formats including MAX, OBJ, FBX, 3DS, STL, C4D, BLEND, MA, MB. Find professional 3D models for any 3D design projects like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), games, 3D architecture visualization or animation.
Clarahttps://clara.io/Free Online 3D Modeling, Rendering, Sharing and Models.
Join Clara.io’s fast growing community of +100,000 creators!
3DSkyhttps://3dsky.org/3dsky.org has a collection of 81k+ models arranged in various categories like appliances, bathroom, decoration, furniture, kitchen, materials, textures, etc.
Autodeskhttps://gallery.autodesk.com/Autodesk Online Gallery, the platform from Autodesk, hosts around 44k+ models. Also, anyone can upload their own 3D assets.
TurboSquidhttps://www.turbosquid.com/TurboSquid offers 3D assets in numerous formats such as 3DS, C4D, FBX, OBJ, and more. The site hosts 18k+ models, which are searchable and sortable as well.
Free3Dhttps://free3d.com/Free3D is a repository with more than nine thousand 3D assets that are presented under many categories like animals, electronics, plants, sports, vehicles, etc.
Archibaseplanethttps://archibaseplanet.com/ArchibasePlanet.com collects, hosts, and shows over 9k architectural models, which are organized in numerous categories like an armchair, bed, chair, sofa, table, etc.
Archive3Dhttps://archive3d.net/Archive 3D is another repository that hosts seven thousand 3D designs under many categories like equipment and appliances, furnishing, structure, etc.
Cadnavhttps://www.cadnav.com/CadNav.com offers 5k+ three-dimensional models, which are available for download in multiple categories and various formats in 3DS, C4D, IBJ, ZTL, etc.
3DMilihttps://3dmili.com/3Dmili have more than four thousand designs and models arranged in different categories or interior design, furniture, textures and technology.
Adobe Stockhttps://stock.adobe.com/Adobe Stock offers millions of royalty-free assets including 3.5k+ high-quality 3D models. It also contains numerous free, community-uploaded models.
3DExporthttps://3dexport.com/3DExport brings 3k+ 3D models, which are ready for 3D printing. The designs are available in multiple formats – 3DS, C4D, MAX, OBJ, STL, and many more.
3DWarehousehttps://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/3D Warehouse is just another place to download as well as upload models. These models are organized under categories for architecture, and design, etc.
Sweethome3Dhttp://www.sweethome3d.com/Sweet Home 3D brings more than a thousand 3D assets to you. These designs cover all the numerous house things including chairs, desks, sofas, tables, etc.
3DCadbrowerhttps://www.3dcadbrowser.com/3D CAD Browser offers hundreds of 3D models for 3DS Max, Blender, Maya, and other modeling software. You can find them under categories or search for them too.
All3DFreehttps://www.all3dfree.net/All3dfree.net holds a collection of 3D models in formats like 3DS, C4D, MAX, SKP, and others. It includes CAD blocks, materials, and 2D and 3D textures.
Artist3DModelhttp://www.artist-3d.com/Artist-3D.com is another website with hundreds of models. It holds the models under various categories like architecture, nature, technology, transport, etc.
NASA3Dhttps://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/3D Resources, a collection by NASA, hosts more than four hundred models of all kinds of astronomical inventions and other things including rockets, satellites, etc.
CadBlockshttps://www.cadblocksfree.com/CAD Blocks Free hosts a collection of hundreds of free 3D CAD models including AutoCAD 3D blocks, SketchUp components, SolidWorks models, etc.
DesignConnectedhttps://www.designconnected.com/Design Connected offers hundreds of high-quality 3D models and samples of designer furniture items. For example, it includes candles, lamps, mirrors, etc.
CarbodyDesignhttps://www.carbodydesign.com/Car Body Design hosts more than three hundred models of luxurious cars from car companies like Audi, BMW, Lamborghini, etc. and many concept cars.
Evermotionhttps://evermotion.org/Evernotion hosts various sections of blueprints, models, scripts, and other materials. It reportedly hosts hundreds of models, which are searchable as well.
3DXOhttps://www.3dxo.com/3DXO hosts around two hundred models that are amazing in design. These models include aquariums, house items, office cabinets, plants, and more.
SketchUpTextureClubhttps://www.sketchuptextureclub.com/SketchUp TEXTURE holds more than a hundred models categories under headings such as chairs, houses, kitchen, living room, office furniture, tables, etc.
DMI3Dhttp://www.dmi-3d.net/DMI Car 3D Models offers a collection of 3D models for numerous vehicles such as buses, amazing cars including racing cars, tanks, trailers, and trucks, etc.
Free3DBasehttps://free3dbase.com/Free 3D Base holds more than a hundred high-quality 3D models of various items in multiple formats. For example, you can find chairs, sofas, tables, etc.
CraftmanSpacehttps://www.craftsmanspace.com/Craftsmanspace showcases 3D models in multiple formats. Among its 100+ models, you can find models of furniture items, a human body, jewelry, and more.
Resourceshttps://resources.blogscopia.com/Blogscopia has a collection of more than a hundred models of different items such as air conditioners, bathroom items, letter boxes, sneakers, trees, etc.
VIZhttps://www.viz-people.com/Viz-People holds an assembly of free 3D models. It is a collection of around hundred freebies. The list includes electronics, furniture, kitchen items, etc.
Hum3Dhttps://hum3d.com/Hum3D offers numerous free 3D models, which are uploaded from a community of artists. It includes cartoon models and toys like guns, robots, etc.
3DSIhttps://3d.si.edu/3d.si.edu from Smithsonian Institution hosts around 70+ models. Although it is not arranged under categories, you can search for the models quickly.
VWArtClubhttps://vwartclub.com/VWArtclub brings you various high-quality 3D models. The site has 50+ models, which includes bulbs, candles, lamps, mirrors, and many more.
3DContentCentralhttps://www.3dcontentcentral.com/3D ContentCentral hosts multiple models in different formats. It contains models for multiple small parts and electronics items including chips and ports.
ModelPlusModelhttps://www.modelplusmodel.com/Model+model, in spite of its weird name, hosts models of high-quality objects in formats such as 3DS, FBX, OBJ, etc. It includes models for phones and tablets.
VizParkhttps://www.vizpark.com/VIZPARK contains around 50 models of numerous everyday items like fruits, plants, vases, etc. However, all the models are not available for free.
Artec3Dhttps://www.artec3d.com/Artec 3D Model Scanners offers high-resolution three-dimensional scans in OBJ, PLY, STL, and WRL formats. These range from anatomical to industrial models.
3Delicioushttps://3delicious.net/3Delicious collects and showcases many free three-dimensional models for you to download and print. It includes furniture, house items, etc.
3DModelFreehttp://www.3dmodelfree.com/3DModelFree.com is another site that has a small collection of 3D assets, which are well-arranged under categories. Also, you can search for them.
Onyonalhttp://www.oyonale.com/Oyonale hosts a repository of 3D objects including angel wings, furniture, glasses, guns, towers, etc. Moreover, you can search them using keywords.
Bentanjihttps://www.bentanji.com/Bentanji is a marketplace for excellent 3D models and textures, and also offers some designs and models for free, which you can download and use.
RenderPeoplehttps://renderpeople.com/Renderpeople holds some 3D assets of people. These models work in multiple software including 3DS Max, Cinema4D, SketchUp, and others as well.
This list was created with the help from Samuel Huber from Admixplay.

Which 3D model file type to use?

Keep an eye out for the right file type. Viar360 currently only supports .FBX file types of 3D models. We will expend the support in the future, but FBX is the easiest to get started with as the actual 3D model and its textures are all compressed in one file. If your 3D model is in some other format, you can use a 3D model converter to save it as a FBX file.

Adding 3D models to your Viar360 VR training experiences