Convert CSM Files to IGES


CSM to IGES Conversion

The following list contains valuable resources, packed with detailed guides and expert tips for converting CSM files to IGES format using our converters. Look into them now to ease your CSM files conversion later.

CSM vs. IGES Comparison

Property CSM IGES
Extensions .csm .igs, .iges
Name Character Studio Motion Initial Graphics Exchange Specification
Geometry components

CSM Character Studio Marker File

A proprietary file format for Character Studio, a software developed by Autodesk for creating 3D animation content with an internal bone structure. Character Studio is a tool that allows you to create realistic and expressive 3D characters, using a skeleton system and motion capture data. Here are some of the key features and benefits of CSM:

  • Bone and Marker Information: CSM is a unique and advanced format for 3D animation content, as it can store not only the geometric information of the 3D meshes, but also the bone and marker information of the 3D characters. Bones are the internal structure that define the shape and movement of the 3D characters, while markers are the external points that can be attached to the bones and used to track the motion of the 3D characters. Bones and markers can help you create realistic and expressive 3D animations.
  • CSM File Converters: Autoconverter and Automesher Application can load and import CSM mesh data, thanks to the open asset import library. Our software enables you to effortlessly convert and save the imported character CSM data into your primary 3D file format, such as FBX, DAE, STL, SKP, OBJ, and others, making it ready for processing in your preferred 3D modeling software.

IGS Initial Graphics Exchange File

A file format widely used in the fields of CAD (Computer-Aided Design), CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing), and CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering), as it enables to transfer of 3D models and designs across different platforms and applications. It has the following features:

  • Text Format: IGES uses a text format to store geometry data, which means it can be easily readable and editable. However, this also means that IGES files can become very large when exporting complex shapes or meshes with many faces.
  • Color Support: The IGES format supports color per assembly, enhancing the visual appeal of your 3D designs.
  • Transparency Settings: One limitation of the IGES format is the absence of an alpha component. This means that any transparency settings in your 3D design will be lost when saved in the IGES format.
  • IGES Converters: Autoconverter supports IGES format for reading and writing, however it can only work with triangulated mesh geometry. If you need to preserve smooth IGES surfaces you should use Autoshaper instead.