Use our free and fast online tool to convert your DAE (COLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity) 3D model file into a GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) image file ready to download. Once the model has been loaded you will be presented with a real-time 3D rendering of the model which you will be able to rotate, zoom and pan into the perfect position prior to capturing a screenshot for download.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your DAE to GIF.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your DAE file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the DAE to GIF conversion has completed, you can download your GIF file straight away.
We aim to process all DAE to GIF conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the DAE file you submit to us. The resulting GIF file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our DAE to GIF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Full Name: COLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: text/xml
Full Name: Graphics Interchange Format
Mime Type: image/gif
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 the format.
GIF files have been around since the mid-to-late 1980's and were introduced by CompuServe as a way to compress color images into small file sizes suitable for downloading which at the time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying size color palettes up to 256-colors in total to be defined from a palette of 16 million colors.
Later on the ability to add animations to the GIF file format was added. GIF files became a popular image file format for the early internet due to the small size, large color palette and animation capabilities and is still popular today.
If your DAE file contains textures (which are separate files), these will be ignored. If a material contains color information this will be translated where possible.