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
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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