Export 3D File

In order to be able to use the final 3D map in other applications, it can be exported in various formats. For apps like Blender or Powerpoint or to embed via player as glTF or GLB. To print with a 3D printer as STL or OBJ.

The glTF (GL Transmission Format)

called the JPEG of 3D, is a relatively new open 3D file format specifically for internet application. The glTF is versatile and can easily be converted into other 3D file formats. You can download your final 3D map as a glTF (3D file).

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Usage of the glTF / GLB

  • Use it in many different creation tools and modern 3D applications ( For example with Blender and our free Blender add-on, Vectary, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Modo, Houdini, Paint 3D, Substance Painter and viewers of Babylon.js, CGTrader, Epic Games (Unreal Engine), SketchFab, Unity and many more)
  • Embed on your website with the aid of a free viewer
  • Insert into PowerPoint presentations
  • Convert with a free app (e.g. Blender) into OBJ to use the 3D map in other programs

The 3D map, when exported as a versatile glTF 3D file, becomes an invaluable tool with a wide range of applications. Let’s explore three key areas where this 3D file can make a significant impact:

  1. Virtual Tours and Presentations: Utilize a 3D map file to create engaging virtual tours or presentations showcasing a location or project. For instance, an architect can employ a 3D file of a building site to craft immersive tours for clients and stakeholders. Similarly, a city planner can leverage a 3D city map to highlight urban planning initiatives.
  2. Gaming and Simulation: Incorporate a 3D map file into gaming and simulation environments. Imagine a video game developer using a 3D map of a game world to enhance gameplay experiences. Likewise, a military simulation software company can utilize a 3D battlefield map for training simulations.
  3. 3D Printing and Modeling: Harness the power of a 3D map file for 3D printing and modeling endeavors. For example, print a topographical map using a 3D printer to create physical terrain models. Architectural models can also benefit from detailed 3D files of buildings.

In summary, a glTF 3D file of a 3D map serves as a valuable asset across various domains. Whether for virtual tours, gaming experiences, or 3D printing projects, leveraging a 3D map file enhances the visualization and communication of complex information. Consider integrating a 3D map file into your next project or campaign for dynamic and engaging content!

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Frequently Asked Questions

glTF™ is a royalty-free specification for the efficient transmission and loading of 3D scenes and models by engines and applications. glTF minimizes the size of 3D assets, and the runtime processing needed to unpack and use them. glTF defines an extensible, publishing format that streamlines authoring workflows and interactive services by enabling the interoperable use of 3D content across the industry.

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View, present, share, edit, export, print: In the glTF format you can view, present and share your 3D map online and offline with many free viewers. The glTF map can be used in different 3D softwares like Blender or be converted into other standard 3D file formats like OBJ or STL to use it in other 2D and 3D apps like Zbrush, 3D Max, Photoshop, PowerPoint etc. or for printing.

You can easily convert your glTF/GLB 3D map files to another file format using one of the free and open source apps Blender or MeshLap. First import the glTF/GLB map and then export it to the desired 3D file format.

Some export file formats that MeshLap support:

  • 3ds
  • ply
  • obj
  • dae
  • u3d
  • xyz

Some export file formats that Blender support:

  • ply
  • obj
  • dae
  • x3d