Convert COB Files to XYZ

COB to XYZ

COB to XYZ Conversion

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COB vs XYZ Comparison

Property COB XYZ
Extensions .cob, .scn .asc, .xyz
Name Caligari TrueSpace Object Point Cloud
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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.

XYZ Point Cloud File

A file extension that is used for ASCII text files that contain point cloud data. Point cloud data is a collection of 3D points that represent the shape of an object or a scene. Each row in an XYZ file consists of 3D point coordinates, typically separated by a special character like a TAB. Here are some of the key features and benefits of XYZ:

  • Optional Normal Vectors: Optionally, the XYZ file may also include 3D normal vector coordinates for each point. Normal vectors are perpendicular to the surface of the object at each point, and they can be used to enhance the appearance and realism of the point cloud. Normal vectors also help with the reconstruction of surfaces from point cloud data.
  • Mesh Reconstruction: Autoconverter software can be used to automatically reconstruct meshes from point cloud data. Meshes are composed of polygons, such as triangles or quadrilaterals, that approximate the shape of the object.
  • Smooth NURBS Surfaces: Autoshaper software allows for the reconstruction of smooth NURBS surfaces from scattered points stored in the XYZ file. NURBS stands for Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines, and it is a mathematical method of representing curves and surfaces. NURBS surfaces provide a more accurate and smooth representation of the object than a mesh.
  • Alternative File Extensions: Point cloud data may also use alternative file extensions such as ASC or TXT. These file extensions are essentially the same as XYZ, except for the different characters used to separate the point coordinates. Our XYZ file converters can handle these file extensions as well.