File Formats

You can process these CAD / 3D file formats with Aura™

Importable CAD / 3D File Formats

A full list of formats is available here:

Aura™ 3D Plugins & Integrations

Aura™ 3D integrates seamlessly into these tools:

Exported File Formats

Aura™ can export the following file formats:

Format

Description

Used for

Photo-realistic Materials

Framework supported?

USDZ

USDZ used for ARKit in Apple Mobile Safari

ARKit

☑️ partially supported

static

GLB (compressed)

with Draco compression enabled

ARCore

☑️ partially supported

static

FBX

Binary FBX for use in 3D Editors like 3ds Max and Cinema 4D

-

export only

static

VF3D

internal format, details see below

Mobile Apps, PC App, VR

interactive

Auraweb

internal format, details see below

Web Apps

interactive

OBJ

coming soon

-

export only

static

GLTF

coming soon

-

export only

static

Read about our Model API and CDN for model files here: Model API & CDN

Internal File Formats

Aura™ will generate these internal formats, developed by Vuframe.

Format

Extensions

Description

Version

AuRAW

*.auraw

uncompressed, raw 3D file generated immediately after importing a CAD / 3D file. Stores a model in a loss-less, normalized way for further processing, cloud-generated!

v1.0

VF3D (Legacy)

*.vf3d

compressed, multi-resolution, non-reverse-engineerable file served to all client apps in the Vuframe® ecosystem. Legacy extensions include: *.p3d, *.any3d. Used up to Framework version v3.2.15., user-generated!

v3.2.15

VF3D (2020)

*.vf3d

compressed, single-resolution, non-reverse-engineerable file served to all client apps in the Vuframe® ecosystem.

Includes optional data for lightmaps and UV2. Used starting with Framework version v3.3.0., cloud-generated!

v3.3.0

Aura3D

*.aura3d

uncompressed, raw container file generated when exporting from Unity 3D or Unreal Engine, user-generated!

v1.0

Auraweb

-

Highly optimized GLB with meta-data to display an rich 3D model using the Aura™ Framework in the browser with WebGL/WebGL 2, cloud-generated!

v1.0

Read about our Model API and CDN for model files here: Model API & CDN

Textures

Textures need to be uploaded with the model file, read more about preparing files for upload here: How to upload CAD / 3D files

Format

Extension

Jpeg

*.jpg, *.jpeg

PNG

*.png

Bitmap

*.bmp

Targa

*.tga

Tiff

*.tiff

Photoshop

*.psd

Exr

*.exr

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