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Sketchfab adds native animation support for .blend files


This is pretty cool: .blend is the first native file format that gets animation support on Sketchfab. Previously, you had to export to FBX first, but no more!

Great news for Blender users! We now have native animation support for .blend files. This means you can upload your .blend file directly, there is no need to convert to an fbx file anymore. You can also use our native Blender exporter, which now adds a cool ‘uploaded with Blender’ icon to your model.

Here's a gallery of Blender animations on Sketchfab. Enjoy!

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender – I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-)


  1. Pretty soon, Sketchfab will file your taxes for you, make you breakfast in the morning, and feature future support for the Holodeck.

      • Sure. These were more quick test than finished animations. Here you go.

        You guys have been out doing yourselves. I simply can not wait to start making more animations with uploading them to sketchfab on my mind. This new animation feature also helps in giving an artists a goal to shoot for.

        By the way I just got a 3rd party very nicely constructed VR set for using with Google Cardboard apps. I'm amazed by VR.
        Thank you Bart and the other Sketchfab team Members for actually allowing myself and other 3D artists to have an easily way to get our art into the Virtual Reality world.

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