Sketchfab adds animation support
Originally posted on 17 August 2015. Scroll down for news of the official launch of the service.
Online 3D model-viewing service Sketchfab has added support for animation, enabling users to upload animated models in FBX format and play the results back interactively in a browser.
The system, which is currently in beta, supports bone-based rigs, so it can be used for animated characters.
A universal online display system for 3D models
Launched in 2012, Sketchfab is a WebGL-based service that lets users upload models in standard 3D formats, then see them displayed interactively online in a form that can be pasted into websites and social media.
You can see a round-up of the best new models uploaded to Sketchfab in our CG Theatre section each month.
Updated 11 December: Animation support is now out of beta, and is officially available to all Sketchfab users.
As well as bone-based and technical animation, the system now supports morph targets for facial animation; and each model can contain multiple animation tracks, with users able to switch between them at will.
If the animated model above is anything to go by, Batman clearly approves.