Summary: This article outlines in general terms the steps to take to get a 3D item prepared for uploading to 3DOcean. For help with our upload process —including how to format your upload title, tags and description— view our item upload guide.
Please note that this category is not available for uploading to on Envato Elements.
1. Save your main file(s):
- Organize and name the elements of your design in a clear and orderly fashion. Use layer groups and a coherent naming system to ensure that buyers are able to easily utilize your design.
- Accurately describe your file format and level of organization in the file description. Be certain to note what software might be required to edit the file.
If you’re submitting:
3D Objects and Scenes
- The following file formats are acceptable: Maya, Max, Zbrush, Cinema4D, Modo, 3DCoat, Lightwave, Vue, AutoCad, Blender, .obj and .fbx.
- Do not triangulate geometry or merge objects unless necessary.
- You may choose to upload a 360° turnaround along with your item preview:
- Render a 25 frame 360º rotation of your model, where frame 25 is identical to frame 1.
- Each frame must be a 590 x 590px JPG, named sequentially. For example, 01.jpg, 02.jpg.
- Images should be no larger than 50kb each.
- Put the images in a single .zip file.
Or, you may also choose to upload a video preview in .flv format.
Textures, Materials and Shaders
- accepted shader and material file formats: .mat, .ma, .rib and .oth. Use only the common, non-destructive file formats used in 3D applications. Do not flatten, merge, or rasterize layers unless necessary.
Scripts and Plugins
- accepted file formats: .mel files for Maya and .exe files for installable plugins.
- Create an .flv video with a minimum dimensions of 640 × 360px. The video should showcase your plugin and how it works.
3D Print Models
- There are no holes in your model. Make it “watertight”.
- There are no overlapping faces.
- Your model is sufficiently tessellated.
- Your model is triangulated.
- You have combined or merged multiple objects into one.
- There is nothing in your scene except the print model.
- The model scale is correct—that it's the exact same physical size in your scene as it will be when printed.
Export your model in .stl or .vrml (for colour prints). Re-import your exported model into your 3D package to double check. Always state which formats are included in your package in the item description.
2. Check your assets
- Make sure you have the correct licenses for any assets you have included in your item. This includes assets that are in your Item Preview only; you will still need a commercial license for preview assets.
- If you have assets that are linked to the main file, be certain you've included them in your .zip file. For these assets you will need to ensure you have a commercial redistribution license (the rights to re-sell that asset).
- Check if any of the assets you have used require attribution
- Please read What assets can i use in my items? For more information on choosing assets to include in your items.
- Check that your item does not contain any malware or viruses.
- We take security very seriously, and may need to take action such as removing items or accounts and contacting affected customers if viruses or malicious software is found in your item.
3. Create your help file documentation
This should include concise instructions written in English, formatted as a .pdf, .doc, .txt, or HTML document. Keep in mind that buyers may have little to no familiarity with design software, so incorporate clear explanations and visuals when necessary. You may create video or flash instructions in addition to, but not instead of, text instructions.
4. Final steps
Check that your preview image, thumbnail, title, description, and tags follow our formatting standards. Put your finished design and all supporting information into a single zipped folder.