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You may be a hobbyist, a digital artist, or an engineer: there are many reasons why you could want to buy a 3D model.You may want to 3D print an object but you don’t have any 3D modeling software to create your part. Moreover, you might not have 3D designer skills. Everybody is not able to design a 3D model from scratch or use a 3D modeling software. You don’t have the skills to design? You just don’t have enough time to create your 3D model? Or maybe, you’re just looking for some inspiration? You don’t have to design a 3D model on your own to experiment 3D printing.
We are going to help you solve this issue. Indeed, there are a lot of marketplaces on the internet where you can buy 3D models.
There are a lot of databases offering 3D models, for CG projects, video games, 3D printing or whatever you want. But you need to know that all marketplaces don’t target the same users. For instance, some of them are especially targeting people who want to 3D print objects. But keep in mind that you can also print a 3D model from another marketplace if the 3D model is in the right format. The more common format for 3D printing is STL files.
Moreover, there can be a lot of criteria to choose a database to buy a 3D model. Some of them have a large library or want to improve the communication between the members of the community. Other ones are precisely targeting people who want to 3D print objects, and are ensuring the printability of the file. You have to pay attention to all of these details to make the most of your research for the perfect 3D model.
You can buy your model, and if you want to customize a little bit the design, you can work on the file if you have a 3D modeling software. This way, you still save time and the part will be optimized to perfectly fit your needs.
Some of the marketplaces are offering free models because they are based on the principle of collaborative content, but if you’re looking for professional models to print, it has a price. Most of the marketplaces are selling 3D designs modelized by talented designers, that have to receive royalties on their creations.
Some marketplaces are more oriented for professional users and other ones are really for curious makers. However, professionals can perfectly find the part they are looking for on a marketplace targeting hobbyist, we advise you to take a look at all of those marketplaces.
All of those databases have one specific thing in common: their community. They are all working on the development of their communities composed of professional designers, engineers or makers. Without them, those marketplaces couldn’t be as popular and efficient.
We hope that you will find the perfect 3D model on one of those amazing marketplace. Do you want to learn more? Read this blogpost on 3D printing marketplaces. You finally chose a 3D model and you want to 3D print it? You can use our online 3D printing service !
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