Convert CSM Files to STEP


CSM to STEP Conversion

The list below provides valuable resources, packed with detailed instructions and expert tips for converting CSM files to STEP format using our converters. Review them now to simplify your CSM files conversion later.

CSM vs. STEP Comparison

Property CSM STEP
Extensions .csm .stp, .step
Name Character Studio Motion STandardized Exchange of Product
  • Min: AP203
  • Max: AP242DIS
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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.