At Archilogic we believe that tools like our web-based 3D editor and others should foster creativity and productivity and not interfere with your work and goals. This is why we allow to import 3D content in various formats (e.g. OBJ, IFC) and export Archilogic 3D models to other formats (e.g. OBJ, FBX, Blender, Collada or DXF).
Those formats have been around for a while and are a great way to exchange 3D data between different desktop applications, but they are not necessarily the best fit for the current generation of web-based 3D editing tools as summarized by this quote from Ross McKegnex on the glTF website:
"Unlocking 3D content from proprietary desktop applications to the cloud creates massive new opportunities for collaboration."
Today we are publicly releasing the possibility to import and export glTF to and from our 3D editor. You can try it out by dragging a glTF model, for example one of the official sample models, into a browser window of the Archilogic editor and saving it.
Below is a tutorial video, how to do it:
We believe in glTF's mission to become the "JPEG of 3D" which is to say that glTF aims to become a universal, royalty-free and open standard to exchange 3D data, ready for the web and massive online collaboration.
If you want to see how glTF looks in our editor, try this example of the glTF sample files in Archilogic:
Last but not least, we should mention that glTF supports a variety of features that makes it suitable for a wide range of use cases. Even though we are not supporting all features at the moment, we'd like to highlight some of the features of the format:
We believe that glTF provides a versatile, flexible and useful format to share 3D content on the web.
At Archilogic we want to do our part by not only opening up our tool to consume and produce glTF files from our editor but we also look forward to help contributing to the specification and the repository of sample models soon.
We hope to see other vendors pick up glTF support and help improving the way we share and collaborate with 3D data on the web.