Designers beware: Real-time 3d viewers can easily be hacked.
Stijn van der Linden

I don’t really understand why there’s an issue with being able to download 3D models from web sites such as SketchFab with a little tech know-how. Downloading graphics, photos, videos, and HTML/CSS/JS from web pages has been easier than this since the beginning of the web, and remains easy because web standards groups and browser developers have lots of good reasons why it should be this way (Google it).

How are 3D models so different that they should be specially protected? What’s wrong with the classic techniques of putting content up on the web at lower screen-quality, and embedding subtle watermarks to deter trivial re-use?

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