Sketchfab.com is an amazing resource of 3D and AR models. The site has a huge collection of interesting and amazing models that you can now embed directly into your books! You can even add your own 3D model files via Sketchfab.com and then access them in Book Creator.
To get started, head over to the Teacher Dashboard and enable 3D Models by clicking on the app card. You can choose to enable it just for you, or for your students too. Note - you will need a premium subscription to be able to add 3D Models to your books.
Make sure you double-check Sketchfab's terms of service before you use the app. You can review important notes by clicking on the App Privacy details in the bottom left.
This app is not for use with younger students. Some of the search results will be unsuitable and the embedded models link back to the external Sketchfab website. Please do not enable this app if you are uncomfortable with that for your students.
Some of the 3D models are offered for purchase from the site so you can download and edit them - but everything is free to use and embed in your books.
To access the 3D models in Book Creator, click on the + button, then More and choose 3D models.
You can search the Sketchfab library using the search bar (type or voice search) or browse the categories. Once you've found what you're looking for, click on the thumbnail and it will open up the model. Click Add in the top right of the toolbar if you want to add the model to your book.
Viewing the 3D model
You can open up the model by clicking on it once it's added to your page. You can do this in Edit or Read mode. You can then use your mouse to rotate the model 360 degrees and zoom in and out. What’s more, many of the models include the ability to view in AR on a mobile device or VR with a headset!