Supported 3D File Formats

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @bschroeder_66 - You can try converting the DWG to one of our supported formats using FreeCAD: http://www.freecadweb.org/

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    PLY is just another 3d file format: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PLY_(file_format)

    Meshmixer can export it, and it should include Vertex Colors, but I think OBJ is better.

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @stepcia - thanks!

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    ryanpm40 (Sketchfab Profile)

    Hi, I have a .dwf model that I've tried uploading about 5 different times; each time it says it will email me when it finished processing but it's been a week and still no models are present in my upload; I was wondering what my problem might be? It uploads successfully within a few minutes each time, just never processes.

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    Karenzi (Sketchfab Profile)

    Great, Hello every one thanks for being here, we may connect soon, best regards

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @geodetecingenieria - Sorry about that. It looks like we introduced a bug. We're investigating! Thanks for the report.

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    lindehydraulics (Sketchfab Profile)

    What about stp / step?
    It is a far more common exchange format in serious engineering than all of the above and allows the collaboration with a lot of 3D CAD software like UG/NX, Catia, ProE, ....
    We have tested the .stl format which seems to be the only that NX is able to handle properly but we lose some information during the export and import.

    Would it be possible to upload like both types, ie .stl for the viewer but offer the .stp for download as well?

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    skorpius (Sketchfab Profile)

    how do i make a file

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    Hi Mark,

    My apologies, there is a bug - we'll get it fixed ASAP. You can follow the discussion here: http://forum.sketchfab.com/t/issue-with-point-cloud-models/1736

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    kaadesign (Sketchfab Profile)

    @James,

    Hello,

    actually I get no error message while uploading directly from Autodesk Inventor addon, but there is no model shown after.
    There is only a blank screen and the info window says "0 faces & 0 vertices.

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    stroporez79 (Sketchfab Profile)

    fbx ???

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @matthewinspace - Not at the moment. I'll add your '+1' to this feature request.

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    eth3r (Sketchfab Profile)

    I am sure am not the first one to ask but 3DM support pliiiiiiz. Grasshopper is a good integration but also an extra step that isn't necessary. It would actually make more sense to create a Rhino plugin directly imho, since all gh user use rhino, but not all rhino users us gh.

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @jscottsmith - I'm not sure about e57, but I think PTS is almost the same as an ASCII point cloud file. If you open it as plain text, is there a header with info like the total number of points followed by one line per point:

    x y z R G B

    x y z R G B

    If you remove the header line(s) and rename .pts to .asc, we should be able to process it. Happy to take a closer look if you send a sample to support@sketchfab.com

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    dunealex (Sketchfab Profile)

    @James
    It only happens if the textures are being touched by any kind of mod. That´s what I figured now. Some mods work well, others don´t. I guess the community has to find out which ones are okay and which are not. It´s kinda important though as most of the players use mods.
    Also, struts and fuellines seem to go crazy :) It can be seen in your vimeo video. The fuellines between the radial droptanks and the main body of the vessel are pointing straight up in the 3D view. But I guess there´s not much that you could do about it since the game connects those things when the craft is loaded on the launchpad.

    Thanks for supporting it! And have a nice weekend :)

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    James (Sketchfab Profile)

    @bsg_dimaggio - Sorry, we have never supported Maya Binary or Maya ASCII files, and this list has never included them.

    I would recommend using the Maya exporter or exporting manually as FBX or another format.

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    ScienceHerWay (Sketchfab Profile)

    @James

     

    Hmm okay, it would be nice if they did add that in Sculptris.

    I'll remember that when I make a model, to make sure it's with "Per-Vertex Color".

    What is "PLY"?

    Thank you so much for this information and the fast reply.

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    lgidc (Sketchfab Profile)

    So which formats ZBrush users can opt for? .OBJ only? The problem is that I converted a Tool to .OBJ and the file is over 800 MB...

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    jscottsmith (Sketchfab Profile)

    I'm playing with the point cloud option. LAS is cool, but not as universal as I'd like. I don't see support for common formats like e57 or PTS. Are they supported?

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    kaadesign (Sketchfab Profile)

    @James

    Is there a special sketchfab email adress, where I can send my DWF files for inspecting, created with Inventor?
    These files still don´t work on Sketchfab.
    BTW... Sketchfab changed Background Picture sharpness,- now level 1 is too unsharp... would like to choose more sharpness.

    Regards Alex

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    zedelement (Sketchfab Profile)

    Excuse me .. when will we be able to upload in c4d format ?

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    dunealex (Sketchfab Profile)

    @James - That is a long list. I guess it´s only interesting to list the mods that add textures, or somehow work with them?
    KW Rocketry
    Kerbal Engineer
    Real Chutes
    SCANsat
    Firespitter
    Kerbal Attachment System
    Adjustable Landinggear

    There are so many of them... If you want to cover most of the popular mods, I recommend the hitlist: http://www.curse.com/ksp-mods/kerbal/downloads

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    gilat77 (Sketchfab Profile)

    menei

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