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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model DAE Files to ASE

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or DAE (COLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity) model files to a standard ASE (Ascii Scene Export) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple DAE files; up to 25 files at a time can be converted.

To convert your DAE file, click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a ASE file and will be ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the DAE to ASE conversion process, see the conversion information section below.

How to Convert your DAE to ASE Online?

Here are two simple steps to convert your DAE to ASE.

Upload a DAE

Click the "Upload a DAE File" button and select a DAE to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your ASE

Click the download link once completed to receive your ASE file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my DAE file to ASE?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your DAE file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the DAE to ASE conversion has completed, you can download your ASE file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my DAE to ASE?

We aim to process all DAE to ASE conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the DAE to ASE conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my DAE to ASE on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the DAE file you submit to us. The resulting ASE file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert DAE to ASE on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our DAE to ASE tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our DAE conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.

My DAE file contains textures, how do I upload these?

If your DAE file has separate texture (PNG, JPG etc.) files, you can drag and drop these onto the upload tool along with the main DAE file. Our tool will intelligently detect which of these additional files belong with the DAE file. Alternatively, you can place these additional files, along with the DAE file within a ZIP or other compressed archive file and upload that.

I have several DAE files; can I batch convert my DAE to ASE?

Yes! Our DAE tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 and DAE files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the ASE files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.

Comparing DAE and ASE Features

 

DAE Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

ASE Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

File Format Information for DAE to ASE

ExtensionDAE
Full NameCOLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/xml
FormatText
ToolsDAE Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create DAE Animation, DAE Asset Extractor, Text to DAE, DAE Viewer
Open WithBlender, MeshLab

Description

The DAE format (also known as COLLADA) is a 3D file format used to describe 3D models, meshes, and 3D worlds using a simple text-based structure. The format was introduced in 2004 by Sony Computer Entertainment and is currently managed by the Khronos Group.

DAE files are a text/XML-based file format containing 3D geometric information used to describe 3D objects and meshes such as vertices, faces, animations, materials, camera/lighting elements, and other related metadata. The format has widespread usage and support, with applications such as Blender and MeshLab being able to read and write to it.

DAE Notes

If your DAE file is uploaded with accompanying texture files, these will be included in the conversion process.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Material colors
  • Textures (PNG, JPG formats)
ExtensionASE
Full NameAscii Scene Export
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/plain
FormatText
ToolsASE Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create ASE Animation, Text to ASE, ASE Viewer

Description

The ASE format (Ascii Scene Export) is a plain text file format used to represent a full 3D scene. The 3ds Max software is the main supporter of ASE as an export format, though there is support within other applications such as Blender for ASE files.

An ASE file will contain 3D geometry data such as vertices, faces, normals, and other data. As the data is stored in human-readable text format, the files lend themselves to being easy to parse; however, they can become quite large when used with complex 3D scenes.

How does it work?

Converting from the DAE file format to ASE can be a complex process, and any tool used for this conversion process needs to be able to handle a variety of data conversion tasks as well as identify any defects within the 3D model and fix them. Here we will explain the conversion process used by our tool to accurately convert your DAE file to a valid ASE 3D model. Let's start with the conversion process, which involves the following steps:

Step 1: Read the Source DAE File

In its simplest form, an DAE file is a plain text file containing human-readable 3D data such as vertices, faces, normals, and more. When combined, these make up the 3D model you see on your screen.

When our tool reads this 3D data, all we are interested in are the vertices, faces, and normals, as this is the only data that can be accurately converted into the final ASE file.

The DAE file can contain other data, such as material definitions and textures, that describe how a particular set of 3D geometry should be rendered. As we are creating an ASE file, which does not support materials and textures, we will be ignoring this data if it is present in the DAE file.

For more information regarding the DAE file format, please see this great article that goes into a lot of detail explaining the DAE format.

Step 2: Process File Data

With the DAE file data read, our tool generates an internal representation of the full 3D model and will attempt to fix any geometry issues encountered. Along with repairing any issues with the 3D model, the tool will remove any duplicated vertices and prepare the model for exporting to the ASE format.

Step 3: Saving to the ASE Format

With the conversion process entering its final stages, our tool now needs to take the in-memory 3D model we have created in step 2 and convert it to the ASE format.

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