Convert SKP Files to GLTF

SKP to GLTF

SKP vs GLTF Comparison

Property SKP GLTF
Extensions .skp .gltf, .glb
Name Trimble SketchUp GL Transmission File
Versions
  • Min: SketchUp 3
  • Max: SketchUp 2023
  • Min: GLTF V1
  • Max: GLTF V2
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

SKP to GLTF Conversion

Here’s a list of valuable resources, packed with detailed instructions and expert tips for converting SKP files to GLTF format using our converters. Peruse them now to make your SKP files conversion process smoother later.


SKP SketchUp File

A versatile 3D modeling format, native for SketchUp, initially developed by Google and now actively maintained by Trimble. Some of the benefits and features of SKP files are:

  • Support: SKP files support reusable geometry components, named mesh groups, and textured materials.
  • Compatibility: Different SKP file versions have different requirements for conversion. For example, SKP file version 16 and above need Win64 build, while earlier versions can use Win32 build.
  • SKP Converter: SKP files can be saved in any desired version, from SketchUp 3 to SketchUp 2023, with the help of Autoconverter, a powerful software that ensures high accuracy and efficiency.

GLB Graphics Language Transmission File

A file format developed and maintained by the Khronos Group organization. It is designed to facilitate the efficient storage and exchange of 3D models. It has the following features:

  • Khronos Group: Khronos Group is a consortium of industry leaders that creates open standards for graphics, media, and parallel computing. This organization developed the GLTF file format.
  • GLTF Versions: There are two versions of the GLTF file format that are available:
    • GLTF 1.0: Supports basic geometry, simple materials with textures, basic skeletal animations with joint hierarchies, scenes with a single root node and a hierarchy of child nodes, etc.
    • GLTF 2.0: Supports more features, such as PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials, Draco compression, advanced skeletal animations, skinning, morph targets, etc.
  • ASCII and Binary Modes: By default, a GLTF file is saved in ASCII text mode, which is human-readable and easy to edit. To save a GLTF file with all referenced texture images in binary mode, the GLB file extension should be used. This reduces the file size and the number of files.
  • GLTF Converters: Autoconverter and Automesher Application allow you to import and export GLTF and GLB files, and convert them into various other 3D file formats. Our products also support the use of Draco compression, which can significantly reduce the size of GLTF and GLB files without compromising visual fidelity.