Sketchfab partners with digital storytelling platform Codex

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Codex is so excited about its new partnership with Sketchfab! We learned about Sketchfab’s 3D platform back in May while browsing the web. As soon as we saw how it was making 3D models accessible for all, we knew we needed to integrate it into Codex.

The power of Codex is its ability to create collaborative and engaging digital stories. Digital stories take your online galleries and collections to the next level, providing your visitor with a themed, multimedia experience. Using everything from image to text and 3D models you can engage your visitor with the ‘complete’ story.

In the past, it was easy to create image and video galleries using Codex, but there was one feature that was missing: 3D. We didn’t have an easy way to embed 3D images into the galleries. Well it’s missing no more! Integrating Sketchfab’s 3D viewer allowed us to embed their technology right into Codex and allow users to include 3D models in their online exhibits. The best part? It’s really easy to use – let’s take a look!

  1. First you need to log into your CODEX account and create a new gallery by clicking the “Create” button.Choose to embed an item by selecting “</>“ from our media selections.
  2. Select or copy the embed code from your Sketchfab model and insert or paste it into the Codex embed field. Once you hit save you’ll instantly watch the magic happen.
  3. While creating exhibits we encourage you to incorporate a number of different media types to highlight your exhibit topic. Codex allows you to choose from text, video, image, audio and social media posts – and of course Sketchfab embeds.
  4. Finally, click publish and share your gallery with the world.

Here’s a video taking you through these steps and showing off the finished product:

We know Codex users will love this new integration with Sketchfab and we hope that Sketchfab users will check out Codex and start creating stunning digital exhibits.

About Codex

Codex is a digital storytelling platform. Museums, cultural institutions, and libraries can use our application to archive their media files (audio, video, images, and texts) and create stunning exhibits to share online.

All major image file types are supported, including .jpeg, .png, and animated .gif files

All major video formats are supported, including flash video. Accepted filetype extensions include .mp4, .mov, .m4a, .flv, .wmv, and many others.

Since not all browsers support all video formats, Codex always creates an optimized version on upload that will play well in all browsers, with the option to view the original if supported by the browser.

Most audio formats are also accepted, including .mp3, .wav, .ogg, .m4a, and .aac file extensions.

All user data and media files are stored on our secure application server.

Some duplication of media is done for optimization (for example, creating full-resolution vs thumbnail versions of images, creating optimized videos that will play in all browsers, etc).

Stored metadata and our media storage structure allow easy tracking of which media are used where, by which users, etc. We can also permit view or modify access to media based on our very customizable permission system.

Daily backups and a conservative deletion policy ensure that users will not accidentally lose their information, including settings, data, and uploaded media files.

Codex integrates right into your website and becomes the storytelling arm of your digital world. How? All you have to do is sign up for the Codex platform and once you are a user, a dedicated Codex site is assigned to you. From there you point this site to a new subdomain of your choice. Your codex site will then be integrated within your official domain (www.CODEXsubdomian.YOURURL.com) – Then the fun begins and you can start designing your digital world.

Some of our current clients include local libraries like South Shore Public Libraries in Nova Scotia Canada, Caledon Public Library in Ontario Canada, and Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, to name a few.

If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you! Learn more about Codex by visiting customcodex.com or contact Justin Moore, our Director of Business Development any time on 902-861-1357 or justin@customcodex.com

Codex has been developed by Dadavan Systems Inc. Dadavan Systems has been in business for 20 years providing custom data management software for Indigenous communities all across Canada.

About the author

Thomas Flynn

Cultural Heritage Lead at Sketchfab.
Co-founder of museuminabox.org


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