3dvia.com compliant 3D Authoring Softwares Table


Whatever the software you use to create your 3D, there is a way to publish your models! Almost 30 of the main 3D authoring softwares are supported!

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3dvia.com publishing formats available in 3D authoring softwares:

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native export : native export       available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information : available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information


List of available export format available in different authoring software that can be published in 3dvia.com
3dvia.com supported formats  3dvia.com supported formats

3D Authoring Tools3D Authoring Tools
3dxml 3ds obj dae
(collada)
stl vrml ply off kmz
3dsMAX   native export native export native export available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information * native export native export available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information    
Archipelis     native export   native export native export   native export  
Blender   native export available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information native export available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information * native export native export available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information native export  
Carrara studio   native export native export     native export      
CATIA native export                
Cheetah3D     native export            
Creature Creator   native export native export            
Cinema 4D   native export native export   native export native export      
FormZ   native export native export   native export native export      
Groboto     native export            
Hexagon   native export native export   native export        
Image Modeler   native export native export   native export native export      
K3DSurf     native export            
Lightwave   available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information native export   available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information native export      
Maya     native export native export available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information * available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information native export      
Mirai   native export native export     native export      
MOI   native export native export   native export        
Mudbox   native export native export            
Nendo   native export native export     native export      
Poser   native export native export     native export      
Quidam     native export            
Rhino 3D   native export native export   native export native export      
Shade   native export native export            
Silo   native export native export     native export      
Sketchup     available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information   available as a free plugin, click to get the plugin or the information       native export
SolidWorks native export                
TopMod     native export            
Truespace   native export   native export   native export      
Wings 3D   native export native export   native export native export      
Xfrog   native export native export     native export      
XSI     native export native export          
Zbrush     native export            
* : Depending on the software version, the export is native or available as a plugin.


Supported 3D attributes by formats:

mandatory : Mandatory       optional : Optional *      not supported by the format :Not supported by the format

3dvia.com supported formats  3dvia.com supported formats

3D Attributes3D Attributes
3ds obj dae
(collada)
stl vrml ply** off kmz
Vertex/Faces mandatory mandatory mandatory mandatory mandatory mandatory mandatory mandatory
Normals not supported by the format optional optional mandatory optional optional not supported by the format optional
Smoothing groups optional optional not supported by the format not supported by the format not supported by the format not supported by the format not supported by the format not supported by the format
UV coords *** optional optional optional not supported by the format optional not supported by the format not supported by the format optional
Ambient color optional optional optional not supported by the format optional not supported by the format not supported by the format optional
Diffuse color optional optional optional not supported by the format optional not supported by the format not supported by the format optional
Specular color optional optional optional not supported by the format optional not supported by the format not supported by the format optional
Specular level optional optional optional not supported by the format optional not supported by the format not supported by the format optional
Specular power optional optional optional not supported by the format optional not supported by the format not supported by the format optional
Emissive color optional not supported by the format optional not supported by the format optional not supported by the format not supported by the format optional
Transparency optional optional optional not supported by the format optional not supported by the format not supported by the format optional
Diffuse Texture **** optional optional optional not supported by the format optional not supported by the format not supported by the format optional
* : The optional sign means that depending on your 3D software, you may have an export dialog box, allowing you to select the 3D attributes you wish to export.
** The .ply format can support in a non standard way other 3D features such as textures and vertex colors. As it is non standard, we do not support those features.
*** : For now, we only use the first UV coords channel set for the 3D model.
**** : 3dvia.com supports transparent textures: you only have to use a texture that supports transparency (Red, Green, Blue and Alpha channels). Formats like .png or .tga support such features.
alert
Warning The fact that the format theoritically supports specific 3D attributes doesn't mean that your exporter will support these 3D attributes practically, according to the software's restrictions. A lot of exporters produce non correct and buggy formats. These exports may naturally produce wrong results in 3dvia.com; or worse, they may also not be recognized.
We encourage you to always re-import your exported model at least in your authoring tool, or better in several authoring tools to measure lost data.



What happens if a 3D attribute is missing?

  • Normals: If normals information is missing, we recompute normals using vertex and faces information. We use a threshold angle of 45 degrees to distinguish smooth edges from sharp edges. As we compute normals in this way, smoothing groups are also defined.
  • UV coords: If UV coords are missing, we are not able to find how a texture would be applied to your model. Thus your model will have no texture.
  • Ambient color: If Ambient color is missing, we use the default value rgb=(0,0,0)
  • Diffuse color: If Diffuse color is missing, we use the default value rgb=(0,0,0). If a diffuse texture is defined, this texture overrides Diffuse color information.
  • Specular color: If Specular color is missing, we use the default value rgb=(0,0,0)
  • Specular level: If Specular level is missing, we use the default value power=0.
  • Specular power: If Specular power is missing, we use the default value power=1.
  • Emissive color: If Emissive color is missing, we use the default value rgb=(0,0,0)
  • Transparency: If Transparency is missing, we use the default value transparency=0 meaning that your objet is completely opaque.
  • Diffuse Texture: If no Diffuse Texture is set, we use the diffuse color instead.



Notes about 3D formats and exports:

  • The .obj format does not contain any information about materials. Materials are exported in a .mtl file that is referenced by the .obj file. Thus, for 3dvia.com upload and publishing, don't forget to pack the .obj, the texture and the .mtl file into one single zip.
  • Exporting .3ds files from 3dsMax: Instanced objects are not exported.
  • Exporting .3ds files from 3dsMax using ColladaMax: Specular information is not exported in a standard way.



Supported 2D formats

  • .jpg, .jpe, .jpeg
  • .tga
  • .bmp
  • .png
  • .pcx
  • .tif, .tiff
  • .dib
  • .gif
  • .dds