Creating 3D Models to use in CoSpaces

Does anyone want to share what applications or websites they use to download 3D models to be used in CoSpaces Edu?

I’ve heard of some using Google Tilt Brush. Please explain if you have.

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Use tinkercad.com to create your own.

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https://free3d.com/
https://www.thingiverse.com/
https://sketchfab.com/
https://tinkercad.com

Remember that only FBX and OBJ+MTL files are currently supported, and these should be extracted from their ZIP/Archive file first, before uploading.

Google Poly is already available via Upload > 3D Objects > Web Search, and this includes 3D creations made in TiltBrush as well as Google Blocks.

Geoff @ TechLeap

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I have downloaded a lot of cool models here: https://www.models-resource.com/

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Thank you Folks!
Is there any way to code the 3D objects that are created on these sites and then uploaded to CoSpaces?

Yes, you can code the uploaded objects in the same way you would code any object, by enabling CoBlocks in the Object Inspector > Code.

What you can’t do (at the moment), is animate a character model that has a skeleton and built-in animations.

Regards,
Geoff @ TechLeap

Is there a way to implement a skeleton or built-in animation as you described? Or is that solely on the backend of the CoSpace program and can only be for what is in the library?

I’d like to see a student create a 3D model of an avatar and have it animate the same way some of the characters do in the library.

It’s not possible for students to create new animations for the existing characters. They also can’t import new characters with built-in animations (though this has been requested).

You can create 3D models using basic building blocks and animate them using CoBlocks.

You can create 3D models and apply a skeleton and animate it in Blender.

Hope this helps!

Geoff@ TechLeap

@Jaden_Leung This conversation about uploading files and object might help you!

Since I work in some project related to training using NASA resources you can download official NASA 3D models https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/models

Further question please…
When you upload a model is there a way to make it available for your students or does each student have to upload it independently?

Thank you so much - sorry still learning the platform.

Hi Stephen,

If you are starting a new assignment, you could create a CoSpace which includes the uploaded object and then use that CoSpace as an assignment.

Otherwise, if students are working independently, they would need to upload it into their CoSpace.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

Geoff @ TechLeap