Available to: Explain Everything Whiteboard and Basics for iOS and iPadOS
As part of the Explain Everything integration with the Sketchfab 3D models library, you can search for and add high-quality, community-made 3D models to your canvas, and move your whiteboard experience into another dimension by giving your presentations a more realistic touch.
To use the integration and be able to download 3D models, you need to have a Sketchfab account. Not every model is free to download and any purchases made are managed by Sketchfab.
Note: 3D models won’t display in older versions of the app or devices that don’t support the 3D models. This means that when working collaboratively, project participants on these versions and devices won't see the 3D models you add.
Note: When using the feature for the first time, you will be informed that the Sketchfab integration is maintained outside of Explain Everything, and even though the safe search option is enabled, it may contain inappropriate content. You can choose to use the integration or disable it. If you choose to disable it, it will be removed from the Add Media menu along with other features that let you find and add media from external services and search engines, including Unsplash and Giphy. You can manage your External Media Search and turn the features on and off in the app’s Settings, through the Admin Configuration panel, or via MDM.
Add 3D models to your canvas
- Select Add Media from the Toolbar.
- From the menu, choose 3D Object.
- Log in to your Sketchfab account if necessary.
- Search for a 3D model you'd like to add to your canvas — you can choose one of the featured models or use the search bar to find what you’re looking for.
- Once found, select the model’s thumbnail.
- Select Import to download the model from the Sketchfab library.
- You can scale and rotate the model to adjust its look on the canvas. When you’re done, select Import to add the model to your canvas.
Once the model is added to your canvas, you can select it with the Hand Tool and select Edit to rotate it in 3D.
This feature is currently not available in the Android version of Explain Everything.
This feature is currently not available in the web version of Explain Everything.