Which software programs open .x3db files

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Camazine, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Camazine
    Camazine New Member
    I was working with the Sake Set Creator and see that the files are output in .x3db format. I wanted to do some refinements to the object I created, and was wondering which software programs will open a file in .x3db format. It does not appear that blender or MeshLab will open these files. I am using Mac OSX so would prefer to know about Mac software, but would also be interested to know about Windows programs.
     
  2. JACANT
    JACANT Well-Known Member
    I just tried. It opened fine in Netfabb. It needed to be repaired.
    It had 6016 shells and 6016 holes. Did an Automatic repair. OK 1 shell no holes but it had inverted normals. Pick shell, flip selected triangles. OK. Apply repair. You will need to export part now to a format you can work with.
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/935814/zed.html free to download to try
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013
  3. Camazine
    Camazine New Member
    Hey Rob:

    Thanks so much for your reply. I must have had an older version of NetFabb for Mac. When I opened the .x3db file it gave me an error message, "Read past end of file". After reading your message, I downloaded NetFabb again, and it opened just fine!

    Much appreciated.

    scott
     
  4. bartv
    bartv New Member
    I don't know of any software that does, but you can use the free XJ3D toolkit to convert them to VRML files:

    http://www.xj3d.org/

    Bart
     
  5. Camazine
    Camazine New Member