3D Models

Uploading 3D content to Foveate is easy, just drag and drop and they will instantly appear in your scene.

Getting Started with 3D Models in Foveate

While Foveate supports many 3D file types, the modern 3D format is the GLTF scene file. A .gltf/.glb is the JPEG of 3D file formats, designed to contain a host of 3D scene information that can easily be compressed and shared. You can find out more about GLTFs in our docs as well.

For Augmented Reality (AR), the USDZ file is used which is exclusive to iOS devices but offers the highest quality and more interactive AR experiences.

The .glb is the binary version of GLTF and is generally recommended as it is smaller and requires no extra files or folders.

3D Import File Formats

.GLB/GLTF

.FBX

3DM (Rhino/CAD)

.PLY (Point Cloud)

.USDZ (Apple Augmented Reality)

.SPLAT (Gaussian Splatting)

GLTF File Formats and Further Learning

Foveate accepts the GLTF 2.0 specification for 3D models. Please see the other What is a GLTF? section in this documentation for more in-depth information about what a GLTF is, best practices with GLTF and how to export GLTF from 20+ different 3D apps across Games, CAD, and 3D Scanning. The .glb is the binary version of GLTF and is generally recommended as it is smaller and requires no extra files or folders.

GLTF can also have Extensions that extend their capabilities, certain apps can read and write a myriad of extensions. Foveate supports the following out of the box.

  • KHR_draco_mesh_compression

  • KHR_materials_clearcoat

  • KHR_materials_ior

  • KHR_materials_specular

  • KHR_materials_transmission

  • KHR_materials_iridescence

  • KHR_materials_unlit

  • KHR_materials_volume

  • KHR_mesh_quantization

  • KHR_lights_punctual

  • KHR_texture_basisu

  • KHR_texture_transform

  • EXT_meshopt_compression

See more about GLTF here.

pageWhat is a GLTF?

USDZ files for Augmented Reality on Apple Devices

Foveate can also use USDZ models for Augmented Reality which are only viewable on Apple ARkit devices such as iPhones and iPads. Once dragged and dropped in they will also appear in the 3D Models list. Please see the Augmented Reality section for more information about USDZs and how to make them. Many popular iOS apps can export USDZ files. They can also be created and viewed on OSX devices and apps like Finder, Reality Composer, and Final Cut Pro.

See more about how AR and USDZ work in Foveate here.

🤳pageAugmented Reality

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