Getting/Importing 3D Models and Assets

The Following model types and media can be imported into SightLab and Vizard

3D Models: (including scanned or point cloud data).osgb, .glTF/.glb, .fbx, .ive, .obj, .wrl, .dae., dp, .ply)

360 Videos: (2D and Spherical [monoscopic and stereoscopic]).avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4,.mov (note: may need to use a codec pack, like K-lite codec pack if the videos won't display)

360 Images: bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .tif, .gif

Audio: (ambient and spatialized) .wav, .mp3

Since Sightlab VR is built on Vizard, you can use any of the standard model formats that work with Vizard. There is also support for adding point cloud data. 

Content Libraries

Sketchfab, TurboSquid, CG Trader, etc. 


Apps to scan and create 3d Models and Environments:

Download for Android

Download for  IOS

Download for Android

Download for  IOS

3D scanning/ NerFs 

Luma Labs Imagine (Create 3D Rendered Scenes from Video)

There are also lots of options for processing photos and videos to photogrammetry on your PC, such as Autodesk Recap and others. 

Export Options from Third Party Software

CAD / Architecture Modeling Software

Revit (Extension - .rvt)

*Note: Sketchfab exporter requires Revit 2018.1 and above

SketchUp (Extension - .skp)



Polygon Modeling Software

Blender (Extension - .blend)

3DSMax (Extension - .max)

Maya (Extension - .ma)

Modo (Extension - .lxo)

*Note: You must setup your materials for gltf in Modo first

Substance Painter (Extension - .spp)



*Note: Can convert to glTF after export can use an online tool


Point Clouds

For information on how to bring point cloud data into Vizard, please see this knowledge base article.


Other content from additional sources will work as well if the format is one of the supported file types, preferably .glTF or .fbx. 

To access more environments, objects, avatars and media that you can use with Sightlab download the full starter pack here 

There are also included assets in the sightlab_resources- folder (environments, objects, media and avatars) - Located in C:\Program Files\WorldViz\Vizard7\resources\sightlab_resources

Or in your Projects folder in SightLab Projects\Util_Files\SightLab Resources


Avatar models can be brought in if they are in either the .fbx, .glTF or .cfg (cal3D) format

Code to manually add an avatar to your scene

        avatar =vizfx.addAvatar('vcc_male.cfg')

#set the position

        avatar .setPosition(0,0,1)

#choose the animation state

        avatar .state(1)

To use a full body avatar with the Meta Quest Pro add the line "from utils import body_tracking" under the sightlab import

Avatar Rigging

Avatar Animations

360 Videos and Images

You can also bring in content such as 360 videos (stereoscopic and monoscopic), 2D videos, images, audio (3D and stereo), and more. 

For creating 360 videos and pictures you can use any 360 video camera, both stereo or monoscopic. You can also use your phone with an application like "360 Photosphere" to capture 360 images. 

You can create 360 videos or images using either a 360 camera or a phone in panorama mode. Other good resources for getting 360 images online include Skybox AI ( for AI generated ones or Pexels for some 360 images that can be downloaded. 

Additionally, you can download 360 videos off of Youtube. See this tutorial on how to do that. 

To see how you can import your existing content and get started using Vizard for your own VR application, please contact us at 

See the example script for displaying a virtual screen. SightLab can also support playback of any video type that you have a codec for. 

Video can be sourced from many locations. Here's one good stock footage source 

Free, open source video editors 

Audio Creation and Libraries

Audio: (ambient and spatialized) .wav, .mp3

Good source for free audio 

Free audio editing and recording software