Buy and sell 3D models in the new Geo3D Market

Back in 2011 we showed you a new 3D social network called youbeQ. While development of the game continues (and they have additional new features coming soon), the team behind youbeQ has just unveiled a new site called the Geo3D Market.

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The site is exactly what you’d expect — a place to buy and sell 3D models. Because the official 3D Warehouse doesn’t allow you to sell models, they decided to create a way for people to do that.
In their words:

That is why we created Geo3D Market it is for all SketchUp 3D modeling lovers! This concept was created especially for architects, designers and geographers. The model should be a representation of a building/structure/object that exists, has existed or will exist in the surface of Planet Earth.

Modelers can sell their models, fast and easy! Geo3D Market has a price system based in levels, for now: $4.99, $49.99 and $99.99. Nobody knows better than modelers how much their models worth. They can give a suggestion of the price they want for their models and if our staff thinks that is a fair price, it will be approved. They get 60% of the amount and more modeling and traffic they generate; more chances they have to make money!

I’m not sure how large of a market there is for this kind of thing, but perhaps it could be useful in certain niches. They’ve put together a nice site, and hopefully it’s of value to their users.
You can read more about how it works on their How to sell or buy models page, or check the main site out at Geo3DMarket.com.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. Jan Melin says:

    I think this is partly a bad idea. The risk is that people gets greedy and try to sell their models instead of letting others download them for free. It has been a great help in my modeling to download models for checking out how other have solved difficult tasks.
    The good thing is that models that have been restricted from downloading now can be available. But in the whole I think it is sad when services change from open source and public domain to commercialisation. So I hope that hobby modelers donĀ“t get tempted by this new opportunity.

    • Not surprised. Greedy Corporations have screwed our government whom don’t have the backbones to say no. It’s only going to get worse so stand fast and hold on to moral values especially for when the shit hits the fan.

      Don’t let temptation get ya.

  2. Darren Davies says:

    I am still confused as to why 3D warehouse models are not displayed in the iOS version of Google Earth, but are in the Android version. Even though an iOS device could render them very easily. If Google Earth for iOS improves or a mobile WebGL version appears in the future, I will return to modelling. As it is at the moment, it is not cross platform enough.

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