To do stuff with the script, you need to authorize it. Once you’ve authorized the 3dsMax exporter you can upload models to your account.

When you open the exporter it checks if it’s authorized. If not, the authorization rollout is shown.

Authorize the exporter

To authorize the exporter do the following:

  • open the Authorize rollout if it’s not opened yet
  • Enter your Username and Password (yes, you first need to have a account)
  • Press the big orange Authorize button
  • If authorization is successful, you start uploading directly!

Enter your credentials and press the big orange button to authorize

Authorizing vs Logging in

Logging into is not the same as authorizing the 3dsMax exporter although the same credentials are used. To authorize the 3dsMax exporter you need to enter your username and password, but you can log in and out of and still be able to upload models with the 3dsMax exporter. This can be a bit confusing. You can be logged into Sketchfab without authorizing the exporter. The opposite can also be true.

You can revoke or remove your authorization if you don’t want to allow the 3dsMax exporter to publish models to your account. You can do this in two ways.

Revoke from within 3dsMax

  • Go to the Authorize rollout in the 3dsMax exporter script
  • Press Revoke authorization
  • The script is now unable to publish models

Press Revoke authorization to disallow the script from publishing models

Remove from within Sketchfab account

  • Go to your account on
  • Go to your account settings
  • In the Connected Accounts panel find the 3dsMax exporter app
  • Press the Remove button
  • The script is now unable to publish models

Go to the your account settings


Remove authorization for the connected account


The exporter forgets your credentials after restarting the script. This means you have to enter your username and password each time you start the script and want to upload something. If you get annoyed by this, you can check the Remember me option. It will keep your username and password on disk.


Remember the credentials locally


This is not Fort Knox. Your credentials are stored in a plain text file. Don’t activate this option when using public or shared pc’s like in schools and universities.