Convert COB Files to STEP

COB to STEP

COB to STEP Conversion

We present a list of valuable resources, featuring comprehensive guides and expert advice for converting COB files to STEP format using our converters. Explore them now to expedite your COB files conversion later.


COB vs STEP Comparison

Property COB STEP
Extensions .cob, .scn .stp, .step
Name Caligari TrueSpace Object STandardized Exchange of Product
Versions
  • Min: AP203
  • Max: AP242DIS
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

COB Caligari TrueSpace Object File

A file format for storing 3D objects that was created by the Caligari Corporation. It is used by their software, TrueSpace, which is a 3D modeling and animation program. Here are some of the key features and benefits of COB:

  • COB File Formats: There are two types of COB files:
    • ASCII: COB files are human-readable and can be edited with just a text editor.
    • Binary: COB files are machine-readable only but they are more compact and efficient.
  • COB File Import: Autoconverter and Automesher Application can import COB files and convert them to other 3D formats, such as STEP, SAT, FBX, SKP, OBJ, and others. We use the open asset import library, which is a cross-platform library that supports many 3D file formats. By using this library, we can preserve the original features of the COB file, such as the materials, textures, UV coordinates, and other properties.

STP STandardized Exchange of Product File

A file format used for the exchange of 3D data across various computer systems, including CAD, CAM, and CAE, in a standardized format. Some of the benefits and features of STEP files are:

  • Compatibility: STEP is widely supported by many software applications and platforms, making it easy to share and collaborate on 3D models across different domains and industries.
  • Accuracy: STEP preserves the exact shape and dimensions of 3D models, unlike some other mesh formats (SKP, OBJ, or STL) that may introduce errors or distortions during conversion.
  • Materials: STEP file format supports colors per assembly. However, it lacks an alpha component. This means that any transparency effects applied to 3D models will not be visible or preserved in the STEP files.

STEP Files Converter: STEP files can be very large, especially when they contain complex or high-resolution 3D models. One way to reduce the file size is to use Autoconverter software, which can utilize the faceted BREP representation, potentially saving up to one-third of the file size. It uses the Open Cascade framework, ensuring compatibility with the latest STEP standards.