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Area 49

I have a 3D model, now what can I do with it?

3D models can be used in online exhibits or projects, uploaded into VR, and even 3D printed. Below are some ways that you can share your 3D models and examples of how they have been used by others.

Online Sharing Platforms

Several platforms exist to share 3D models online. Below are some options that offer free accounts and accept OBJ and STL file formats.

When sharing your models, consider using a Creative Commons License if you would like to define or limit the way others can use your model.

Virtual Reality

You can interact with your 3D model in virtual reality using the HTC Vive available in Atkins Library's Visualization Lab by uploading your model to Tilt Brush. Find out how to import an object from Poly into the VR headset.

3D Printing in Area 49

You can find instructions for how to prepare your model for printing in the 3D Printing section of the Area 49 LibGuide. To print a file yourself, you must attend a 3D Printer Training session or you can submit a print request for us to print fo you.