3D & CAD
File requirements

3D files

For usage of CGIs and renderings

Compatible software:

  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Softimage
  • Blender
  • Rhino

File formats:

  • .MAX
  • .FBX
  • .DAE
  • .C4D
  • .OBJ
  • CATIA file formats
  • Other file formats by request

File requirements: 3D files

  • Mesh data with correct room positioning
  • Material and texture assignments

Requirements: Supported formats

  • All implemented textures
  • Texture formats: PSD, PNG, TGA, JPG, BMP, DDS and so on …

Screenshot of 3D source data for rendering (rendering) a CGI – captured in Autodesk 3D Studio Max.

Your checklist for: 3D files

For data transfer to Vuframe

3D Files

One of the formats already listed above. Please make sure, these files are not too big. If the files are too big, please divide them into several 3D files.

Control screenshots

It happens from time to time that parts are missing or not displayed properly. To make sure the files are loaded properly into our platform, you should provide so-called “reference screenshots” that show how the files should end up looking.

To create “reference screenshots”, just take a screenshot of your 3D software while the file is opened. Please take several screenshots to view different parts of the file, especially if it’s a larger project.

Used material

Send us all textures and materials used in a seperate folder.


Send us – if possible – more photos, sketches, drawings, renderings or CGIs for reference – this is required to achieve the same “look and feel” for the project and to be able to tailor materials and finishes to existing product visualizations that you use.

CAD files

For usage of CGIs and renderings

How 3D and CAD files needs to be prepared for import:

  • Files that you get from architects are usually designed in 3D
  • Almost all CAD tools have an export function
  • You will usually find this function under “File ›”
  • Click “Export” and select one of the file formats listed below as the output format
  • Take screenshots of the object from different angles
  • Send all files (exported files and screenshots) to Vuframe

Software used:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk Revit
  • ArchiCAD
  • Nemetschek Allplan
  • ProEngineer
  • SketchUp Pro
  • Navisworks | Revit | STEP

File formats:

  • .DXF
  • .DWG (3D)
  • .FBX
  • .OBJ
  • .3DS
  • .SKP
  • .NWD | .NWC
  • .RVT
  • .STP

Screenshot of a 3D plan out of the CAD software.

Your checklist for: CAD files

For data transfer to Vuframe

Used material

Send us all textures and materials used in a seperate folder.

Renderings/CGIs as a reference

Depending on the project, please send us renderings of the exterior or interior.


Send us exported images of the 3D files out of your software as a reference. (Above you‘ll find an example of a 3D CAD drawing out of a CAD software before export to the .FBX)

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