Learn about 3D File Formats and APIs that can open and create 3D files
The electronic representation of a three-dimensional object is known as a 3D file. A 3D file format is used to store information about 3D models. It usually stores information about 3D models as plain text or binary data. The internal file format of these files describe the structure of these files that can be used by application developers.
There are literally hundreds of 3D file formats and are widely used in 3D games, printing, computer-aided design, manufacturing, academia, engineering and more. Each industry has its own 3D file formats for several reasons. Below we are going to discuss about the most popular 3D file formats and the most recommended software that uses it.
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Open Source APIs for 3D Files
Check the Open Source APIs to read and write 3D files.
List of 3D File Extensions and Associated File Formats
Following is a list of popular 3D file formats that find their use in almost all daily work related to 3D.