3D Warehouse Models: Part 2 – How to Embed

In Part 1 of this series, I showed a few things you can do to check out a model in the 3D Warehouse. That post also had a model embedded right on the web page. (We’ve done model embedding a lot on this blog.)

Don’t know what embedding means? It’s placing content from one website directly into another. Exactly like when you see a YouTube video that you can play on a website other than YouTube.

Here’s an example of 3D Warehouse embedding:

There are two things you can do with this embedded model view:

  • Click on the model itself. This starts the 3D viewer, in which you can orbit, pan, zoom, and (when relevant) view scenes. I’ll show this more in Part 3 of this series.
  • Just below and to the right of the cabinet is the 3D Warehouse logo. If you click on this, you’ll open the model’s page in the 3D Warehouse. From there, you know the drill – you can view model details, number of downloads, etc.

How do you do this embedding? Easy. First, open the model’s page in the 3D Warehouse. To the right of the model itself you’ll find the share links. You can share (email or post a URL link) or embed.



Click “Embed” to see the two types of embed codes – “Thumbnail” and “3D Viewer.” I believe these two used to work differently but now it seems that the codes are identical. So click either one.


What opens is the HTML code that goes directly into your web page. (If you use a WYSIWYG editor, you’ll have to find where to edit the source text.)


Just copy from here, then paste into your page.



Next, in Part 3, I’ll show how you can see views and scenes in embedded Warehouse models.


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Bonnie Roskes has been writing tutorial-style projects on 3D modeling software, primarily SketchUp, since 2001. Her website, www.3dvinci.net offers a wide variety of learning materials for all ages, from kids in grade school through design professionals. Her materials cover general 3D design, 3D printing, geometry, interior design, geo-modeling, and more, and future books are in the works. Read more about Bonnie.