Optimizing 3D Scans for VR

Educators in VR Cultural Heritage Preservation


Thomas Flynn, Cultural Heritage Lead at Sketchfab, is our guest speaking on introduce you to sourcing educational 3D models from the Sketchfab platform and an open source workflow for optimizing these 3D files for VR.

As Cultural Heritage Lead at Sketchfab, Thomas Flynn supports cultural organizations and projects of all sizes in developing and delivering 3D digitization, display and outreach programs. Thomas is also co-chair emeritus of the IIIF 3D Community Group. For more information about this work, visit: Sketchfab Museums.

Educators in VR's Cultural Heritage Preservation team project meets regularly to discuss and share information about cultural heritage, history, landmarks, museums, and other man-made and natural preservation tips, techniques, apps, virtual worlds, and museums, helping us understand not just how to preserve and protect but enjoy our history in XR.

Join us in the Educators in VR Discord's Cultural Heritage Preservation channel for discussions, resources, and articles to help you learn more.

Educators in VR is dedicated to integrating VR, AR, and XR into education and business. We host over 600 VR free and paid events, classes, workshops, and conferences annually covering all aspects of education. Educators in VR started in AltspaceVR when educators came together to solve their common challenges, and has grown to over 2,500 members from around the world, and over a dozen Team Projects (special interest groups).

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