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Most popular ArchViz file format for models?
show user profile  9krausec
What would you guys say the most popular file format for ArchViz would be to transfer models? A format that would be compatible with most of the popular ArchViz softwares and would have the capability to transfer with it UV Coordinates and texture maps?

OBJ? That's always been my go to. I've heard .DAE is pretty solid too. Which one would you default to as the safest and why?

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1/30/2015 8:04:09 PM (last edit: 1/30/2015 8:04:09 PM)
show user profile  Garp
I like .obj, it's a very friendly format. It seems that every 3D app understands it and it's plain, readable text.
The drawback is that it would be way suboptimal for large assets.

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1/30/2015 9:28:54 PM (last edit: 1/30/2015 9:28:54 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
FBX might be a good alternative if you want more functionality.

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1/30/2015 11:22:57 PM (last edit: 1/30/2015 11:22:57 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I'd go with FBX just for AD products, but I'm worried about anything and everything else that might be out there is all. Looking for the safest file type.

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1/30/2015 11:52:13 PM (last edit: 1/30/2015 11:52:13 PM)
show user profile  Error404
I think OBJ is probably one of the more universal files. Every 3d program I've used will open it, and most will save as OBJ too.

You'll get UVs, but I don't know if all programs will read the .mtl file

It's probably a good go-to format to stick with. I've been kind of hoping some other format will be more universal (like Alembic maybe) but I think it would be slow for all industries to adopt a single format. If not impossible -

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1/31/2015 12:12:42 AM (last edit: 1/31/2015 12:35:35 AM)
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