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Once you’ve signed up, you can log in and explore the page designed for 3D model authors. On this page, you can upload and create your own online shop of 3D printable models. Here’s what you should do to optimize the model’s profile that will be displayed on Gambody’s homepage, once it is approved by the moderator.
Add a 3D model for sale
Step 1. Click the Upload button at the top right corner of the page (follow the red arrow in the screenshot to find the button easily).
Step 2. Write a title for your 3D model
Every item that is displayed on Gambody’s homepage must have a title. Your title is the very first thing a potential buyer sees, so it’s important to be informative, concise and professional. Include the most relevant information only, and avoid fluff. A title full of vague advertising buzzwords is less effective than one that is clear and descriptive.
Here are several hints about writing a title for your model.
- Must be no more than 70 characters including spaces
- English characters only
Examples of Good Titles
- “[Model name] 3D Print Model [File Name (STL, OBJ)]” – Capitalize the first letter in each word. Small words like “of” and “an” may be lowercase.
- “Print Model of Engine in STL” – Capitalize acronyms and abbreviations like STL.
Examples of Bad Titles
- “THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE” – Do not use all caps.
- “this is also not acceptable” – Do not use all lowercase.
- “Beautiful 3d print” or “The Unique 3d print” – Do not use subjective words like brilliant, amazing, or best. These words describe your opinion rather than what the file actually is, and aren’t helpful for potential buyers.
- “User9909 – File Name” – Do not append your username or any other less-relevant information to the file name.
- “Apple-like Design” – Do not describe what your item is similar to in its title, describe what it actually is.
Step 3. Choose the category your 3D model falls into.
The category section is a drop-down menu box with multiple options to choose from. The category titles are descriptive of the models that can be added to them.
Gambody’s marketplace has many category names available. Take your time to study each and every one of them to make the best decision as to where your model fits in.
*If you don’t find a category from those available on the site that best describes your 3D model, enter your own. If the 3D print is from a video game, enter the full title of the video game.
Step 4. Click Choose Files button.
This upload box enables you to upload 3D model’s model pictures. When clicking the button, select all the picture files you want to upload for the model. Attempting to upload the files one by one will replace the previous one with the one you subsequently select to upload.
Model pictures tips
The preview images must be a graphic representation of your 3D model. The more thumbnails you upload, the bigger the chance for your model to be purchased.
- Upload high quality, clear unpainted images of the 3D model
- Upload at least 8-9 pictures of your model from different angles
- Upload screenshots of the model from Repetier, Cura, or the 3D printing software you use and is compatible with 3D printers.
Step 5. Add video URL for your item.
Note: Upload the video you created to www.youtube.com and insert on www.gambody.com only the link to the said video.
Don’t forget, Google loves unique copy. Therefore, if you want Internet users to come across your model’s video in search engines, provide a description. Refer to where you got the inspiration to create the model.
Highlight the model’s best features: size, assembly/static, how many parts it consists of. See below
Step 6. Describe your 3D print.
Write a detailed, unique description of your model, no less than 300 characters long and printing details that apply to your model.
Write a description of your model
Describe where did you get your inspiration from to create the model, how it can be used or, specify how unique it is, and make sure that you reach your buyers with clear information about the model.
External links that a user can add in the description and are accepted:
- No more than 2 links pointing to model’s Wiki page, 3D printing tools or software used for designing the model.
Step 7. Set a price in USD.
We are adepts of fair trade rules, where everyone has the right to evaluate his work and to charge for it as much as he wants. This creates real market competition among modelers and their shops which are competing to improve quality and to provide advantageous prices to increase sales. This is why all modelers are allowed to charge the price themselves as well as set the amount of discount.
We’ve integrated the option of enabling or disabling discount for a 3D model you upload on our website (put or remove the checkmark in the box next to Discountable option). You can later either disable this option, by following these simple steps.
- Go to My Shop section.
- You will see a list of the 3D models you uploaded on the site.
- Next to each 3D model, there’s the Allow discounts option.
- Remove the check mark in the box to disable the discount for the 3D model.
Tip: Before setting a price for your work, have a look at our platform and check the prices for similar items so as not to charge a too high price, which might cause low sales.
Step 8. Choose Ready for sale.
If you choose Yes, it means that you are ready to sell your 3D model (you provide the STL files for the model). If you choose No, your 3D model will appear in pre-order. This means that you will have the chance to receive feedback as to how many people are willing to buy the 3D model that is in pre-order.
Step 9. Source files
Our marketplace supports 3D printing files in .STL format. Your filename and size will be seen in “Source Files” tab.
Note: Gambody prides itself on offering error-free STL files of game-related models to its clients. Therefore, prior to uploading your own files, make sure that they are error-free and that the customers will be satisfied with the printed result.
Just like for images, if you have more than one STL file to upload, select all of them and make a single upload.
Step 10. Write printing details
It is advised to write printing details for your model. Include printing settings that ensure that the model is printed with high fidelity. Look through the printing details for other models added on Gambody to have an idea on how to do it properly.
Step 11. Model type
There is another drop-down, three-option menu. Below, a definition is provided for every model type that you can choose from.
Static figure refers to a statuette representing a creature.
Action figure stands for a poseable character model based on a video game, film, comic book or television program. It has articulated limbs which are put into motion with an interior mechanism.
Constructor figure stands for models made of more parts that must be assembled.
Step 12. Insert number of parts the model is made of.
Step 13. Print size (mm).
Include the size of the model. This information can be provided in millimeters. Tip: you can get this information from your modeling software.
Step 14. Enter keywords
Keywords are reference points for finding information related to the word entered into the search engines to generate data results. They are words or phrases describing your product.
Adding 3D model, 3D printable, 3D print words to the model title increases the chance for your model to be found by those who are interested in buying a 3D model for printing.
Use keyword generators to help you identify the keywords that get the most search results. Keywordtool.io is a great resource for this purpose.
Step 15. Click Submit for Review button
It might take a while for the information to be sent and recorded in our database. Please be patient and don’t refresh the page if you see the message below.
All the information will be sent to the site’s moderators to be checked. If the moderators decide that the provided information is correct and accurate, your model is displayed on Gambody’s home page, with the NEW ITEM tag.
When you click on the picture, the model’s page opens where every user can see the photo slider, the video, the model’s description, printing details and the model’s source files tabs.
So, now, your 3D model is live on our online marketplace and you can start checking on your sales.