Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Jul 06, 2017 Views: 101
The following are websites where you can find and download 3D models. Please note that while all of these websites allow users to download some models for free, there may be a fee associated with downloading certain models. Some websites may also require users to create an account. Additionally, please keep in mind copyright, patent, and trademark laws--it is the responsibility of the user to ensure that any 3D models he/she uses does not violate these laws in any way.
For users who are familiar with 3D modeling programs like 3DS Max or zBrush, the Shapiro Library Innovation Lab & Makerspace can also accept user-designed models in .stl or .obj file formats.
Thingiverse is one of the biggest 3D model repositories available online and is the website we most frequently refer users to when they want to find free 3D models. A huge variety of 3D models are available on this site for download.
Pinshape is an online community of designers who provide a variety of 3D models for download. Most of the 3D models on this site are free, but some may require a purchase.
ShareCG is another large repository of 3D models available for download.
Cubify is maintained for the Cube series of 3D printers. It primarily offers 3D models available for purchase but does have some models available for free download.
Cults is another large repository of 3D models available for download.
Libre3D is another large repository of 3D models available for download.
MyMiniFactory is managed by iMakr, who sells 3D printers and other materials. The models available on this site are mostly designed by professionals. The site also allows for "requests" of 3D models.
Repables is a repository of (primarily small and simple) 3D models available for download.
YouMagine is another large, open source repository of 3D models that are available for download.
Yeggi is a 3D model search engine that searches a variety of websites for available 3D models.
"CGTrader is a 3D model marketplace for computer graphics, 3D printing and virtual reality, backed by a strong professional designer community." Includes some free models and some models for purchase.
GrabCAD is another large site with a number of free models for download. Users are required to register with this site.
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