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Sketchfab adds 3D sound to its 3D model sharing platform

Sketchfab adds 3D sound to its 3D model sharing platform
From TechCrunch - July 15, 2017

Sketchfab wants to become a sort of YouTube for 3D models and scenes. While the service started as a way to show off static 3D objects, the company has added a ton of interactive tools over time, making it a solid platform to preview virtual reality content.

This week, Sketchfab added sound support. So if you have a VR headset at home, you can look at a scene in 3D using your headset with positional audio. If something happens on the left, itll feel like the sound is coming from the left. You can position your sound effects using Sketchfabs own interface.

If you just want to add a background soundtrack, you can also upload a normal 2D track. Itll feel like youre playing music in the background in your audio player.

In order to showcase this new feature, the company has worked with Artella on a WebVR animated short called Lily & Snout. Its quite impressive to see all of this running in your browser.

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