Convert BLEND to U3D: The Must-Know Details

BLEND to U3D: Resources

Provided below is a curated list of supplementary resources focusing on the interoperability and exchange between BLEND and U3D files. Leverage these to streamline the BLEND to U3D files conversion.


BLEND (Blender), the native file format for the open-source Blender software, is designed to store and transfer sophisticated 3D content. A BLEND file can store 3D triangular mesh data, light sources, object animation keyframes, texture UV mapping, and other essential data needed to create impressive 3D visualizations and animations. Our Autoconverter and Automesher Application converters allow you to seamlessly import and convert BLEND files into your preferred modeling environment. This capability enables you to work with BLEND files outside of the native Blender environment. However, please be aware that we currently do not support exporting 3D models to the BLEND file format for further processing in Blender.

U3D File U3D

The U3D (Universal 3D) file format is an open-source compressed format, initiated by the 3D Industry Forum. It’s designed to store three-dimensional triangular meshes along with additional properties such as color, transparency, or texture coordinates. This format plays a significant role in the general 3D graphics industry, particularly in conjunction with 3D PDF technology. It enables the generation of PDF documents containing interactive 3D data from U3D files. Both of our U3D file converters, Autoconverter and Automesher Application, are capable of reading and writing to and from the U3D file format. This is made possible thanks to the publicly available open-source IFX conversion library provided by Intel. To streamline the process of generating 3D PDF documents, our converters create a standard TEX script that can be easily utilized with free LaTeX software.