Alphabetical list of 3D API specifications and data formats
Stereo CAD-3D object format
Flatland 3DML language
3D-Studio File Format
3D Studio Max Ascii Export Format
3D Studio Ascii Format
Alchemy III molecule file format
Alchemy 2000 molecule file format
BMF by David Farrell, exported from 3dStudio by "view3ds'.
Cyberspace Description Format
Computer Graphics Metafile (ISO/IEC standardfor vector graphics)
Cinema4d file format from "Maxon Computer"
Calgari trueSpace2 File Format
Sony / Khronos Collada
3D model format for Celestia
Gaussian cube file format for volumetric data
Povray DF3 density (volumetric) format
Microsofts answer to QuickDraw3D and OpenGL
Duke Nukem 3D or Redneck Rampage
Format used by AutoDesks attempt at an internet format for it's models, used by the WHIP viewer.
DXF, AutoDesk/AutoCAD interchange format in the various format versions that have appeared over the years.
The minimal requirements to represent 3D geometry in DXF, useful for creating geometry for commercial packages from your own software.
MOLA Experiment Gridded Data Record
File Format for the Interchange of Virtual Worlds
AVS Field format.
OpenFlight format by MulitGen Inc
Videoscape geo an early Amiga 3D animation program written by Allen Hastings.
Geom format as used by "Stereo", an OpenGL interactive stereo pair package.
3D font format for the GLF library
GOCAD ascii data format
HyperChem molecular format
Hewlett Packard Graphics Language for platters
Hyperfun: Language for F-rep Geometric Modelling
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification by the National Bureau of Standards
International Laser Display Association
Infini3D internal format
Inventor ASCII format from SGI
IRIT interchange format by Gershon Elber
LightWave Object File format
Importing geometry into Lightwave 5.x
From Cornell University and Indiana University
Materials and Geometry format originally appearing as part of the Radiance package. By Greg Ward, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
Mental Images, as used by Mental Ray, SoftImage, and others
Tripos mol2 molecule format
Format from Birmingham Young University to represent polygons, originally designed for FORTRAN file IO.
MilkShape 3D format
Manchester Scene Description Language
Lightwave / OBJ material file
NENDO by Izware
For Eric Haines' SPD package
Neutral ASCII File Format
Extensions to Neutral File Format
Format for the NUAGES software, a tool for 3D reconstruction from parallel cross-sections
Wavefront .obj file format specification for the Advanced Visualizer software.
OFF format as used by the Geometry Center
OFF format specification originally developed by WSE.
As used by GeomView
MOLA Precision Experiment Data Records from NASA
Protein Data Base (Atomic Coordinate File)
PolyHedra Database (NetLib)
Format for the polyray raytracer by Alexander Enzmann
Virtual World formats as used in Gossamer, Rend386, and others.
Polygon File Format also known as the Stanford Triangle Format.
Another Polygon Format from the University of Iowa, Image Analysis Facility
Introduction to Postscript
Scene format for the Persistence Of Vision RAYtracer (and derivatves).
Processed VoLume (and other RAW formats) as used by the Drishti volume rendering software.
Volume files from Stefan Roettger.
Translator for this undocumented format.
Data format (SGI)
PRT raytracer format by Kory Hamzeh
Unigraphics "parts" file format.
Quick3D Object File and Scene file format (.q3s)
Apple's Quickdraw 3D meta format
Radio format by Anthony D'Agostino
Radiance scene description by Greg Ward.
ArchiCAD to Radiance converter
StrataStudio to Radiance converter
PovRay raw triangle format
RayShade scene description format, a solid modelling by Craig Kolb.
Pixar RenderMan scene description (RenderMan Interface Bytestream)
Macintosh interactive line and point viewer by Craig Kloeden.
ACIS 3D format for viewing and transferring solid information
A proposed format for 3D geometry
SCeNe format designed to replace SFF for the Rtrace ray-tracer.
Spatial Data Modelling Language
Industry standard format for stereoLithography.
Standard for exchange of product model
Text export format used by the Macintosh modeller Super3D.
Export format from 3D-XplorMath
Preliminary scene format for tachyon by John E. Stone
By Impulse's Turbo Silver for Sense8's WorldToolKit Neutral File Format specification
Format for tetrahedra, originating at the Computer Science department of Williams College.
Triangular Irregular Network
LONI triangle surface model format to represent surface models.
TecPlot file format
UNREAL File Format
VIVID file format by Stephen Coy
Vertex - Edge - Face format
Text format for the Macintosh Vision3D modeller
Digistar II VLA format
.vol by Mark Dow
VMD - WinOSi (XOSi, MacOSi) raytacer by Michael Granz.
Paul Bourke volumetric data format
Virtual Reality Interchange Language
Morfit's WorldBuilder format
World Reference Model by Multigen Inc.
The Virtual Reality Modelling Language
Windows Metafile Format
XYZ molecular format
YASRT - Yet Another Simple Ray Tracer
SGI PowerFlip format
Lady Barnaby takes here ease. Knitting overcoats for fleas. By this kindness, fleas are smitten. That's why she's very rarely bitten. Spike Milligan
Format of PPM, PGM, PBM files
URT image format as used by the Utah Raster Toolkit
Format of SGI RGB image files
AVS "X" image format
Storing images using the TARGA image format
Windows BMP file format
Creating TIFF files of 24bit RGB images
Radiance HDR format (High Dynamic Range image)
Image format used by MTV
Converting Softimage .pic images
Video camera formats: yuv411, yuv422
Unofficial PBM (Portable Float Map)format for HDR images
Gif 89a Specification: This is the complete specification for the GIF format, mostly unheard of until it was used as the standard image format for the WWW.
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world because they'd never expect it.
Mostly what one needs to know about how images are stored on computers, including colour depth.
Format for defining stereo pair attributes proposed by VRex Inc and the interleaved format.
Format for describing warp meshes for unusual projection environments.
Including a Macintosh application that converts PICT images into an ascii bitmap format.
Six is a number perfect in itself, and not because God created the world in six days; rather the contrary is true. God created the world in six days because this number is perfect, and it would remain perfect, even if the work of the six days did not exist.
Audio formats: AIFF, AU (SUn), WAVE
Descriptions of the minimal requirements necessary to create standard audio data files.
Compression: Delta coding and Run Length Encoding compression
Simple compression scheme for audio and images.
Includes continuous (cnt) and average (avg) EEG format from neuroscan, EEG format as used at Westmead Hospital (Sydney), and Pauls ad-hoc ascii format for EEG.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx
One of the main hassles when one wants to read binary files on multiple platforms is the "endian" issue.
A 6 degree of freedom input device.
Standards are good , lets have lots of them.
The famous ASCII code set. Latin Character set. ANSI Standard (X3.64) Control Sequences. VT100 commands and control sequences. Description of mmencode (rad64) format. MacBinary II format specifications.
Politicians are like nappies. They should be changed regularly and for the same reason. Patrick Murray
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