How To Import Downloaded .x3d File To Sketchup

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MarionRussek, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. MarionRussek
    MarionRussek Member
    I want to rescale a file I have on shapeways. It download as .x3d file but I am seem to be unable to import this to sketchup.
    Anyone has a suggestion?
  2. kaadesign
    kaadesign Well-Known Member
    You can use MeshLab (free) to convert X3D files to other formats like DXF, STL or DAE
  3. MarionRussek
    MarionRussek Member
    many thanks - will give this a shot! :)
  4. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Shapeways-generated X3D is usually (always?) in binary (X3DB) format, not sure if meshlab can handle that. (You can use the demo version of netfabb studio to convert it if necessary)
  5. MarionRussek
    MarionRussek Member
    It worked just fine: I could import it and then export into sketchup. thanks all!
  6. meliesart
    meliesart Member
    but what if your import file X3d has colors? Then STL is not enough
  7. MarionRussek
    MarionRussek Member
    good aftertought. but I this is not an issue any longer for me - that was some two year ago ;-)
  8. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    The "InstantReality" framework ( by the Fraunhofer IGD research institute contains a command line tool (named "aopt") for conversion between x3db and wrl or x3d