Below is a list of reputable websites that have free and fee-based 3D models you can re-use. Some models can be embedded or linked to in your course. This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you have any suggestions to add to this list, email us at We’d love to know!

Once you find a 3D model you want to use, check the FAQ page on how to embed it into your course.

Sketchfab is a platform to publish, share, discover 3D content. Think of it as the YouTube for 3D content. With a community of creators who have published millions of models, Sketchfb is the largest platform to find immersive and interactive 3D you can re-use in your course. 3D models on Sketchfab can be embedded on a Canvas course page or a WordPress blog. The embedded 3D models are compatible across popular browsers, operating systems, and is desktop and mobile-friendly. Here are some Sketchfab channels offering high-quality content:

Human anatomy



Animal & natural specimens

Cultural artifacts

Contains high-quality human anatomy 3D models, videos, and radiological atlas created by the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The content is shared under the Creative Commons license. The site offers:

  • Anatomical Illustrations
  • Anatomy Videos
  • Radiological Atlas
  • AnatomyLabs (3D immersive virtual lab)

eSkeletons provides an interactive environment in which to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy through an osteology database. It also provides relevant glossaries and resources.

MakerBot’s Thingiverse is a design community to explore, create and share 3D printable objects. It is one of the world’s largest 3D printing communities. Thingiverse is an open platform, which means most designs are licensed under Creative Commons license. Creators can choose the type of user license attached to the shared designs.

TurboSquid offers high-resolution 3D content used in a variety of industries: gaming, architecture, and interactive training. The files are available in common 3D formats – max, fbx, obj, c4d, & may. Some major categories are:

  • Airplane
  • Anatomy
  • Animal
  • Architecture
  • Food & Drink
  • Furnishings
  • Industrial
  • Nature
  • Office
  • People
  • Plants
  • Robot
  • Trees
  • Technology
  • Vehicles

This website offers extensive 3D models. Some for architecture, design, or construction. Some major categories are:

  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Building
  • Electronics
  • Film & Events
  • Food &  Beverage
  • Furniture
  • Industrial
  • Landscape
  • Military
  • People
  • Recreation
  • Transportation
  • Utilitarian Objects

CGTrader is a 3D model marketplace used by the professional 3D designer community. Some major categories are:

  • Aircraft
  • Animals
  • Architectural
  • Car
  • Food
  • Furniture
  • Household
  • Industria
  • Military
  • Plant
  • Space
  • Vehicle
  • Watercraft