Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or DAE (COLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity) model files to a standard GLTF (Graphics Language Transmission Format) 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 GLTF file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the DAE to GLTF conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your DAE to GLTF.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your DAE file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the DAE to GLTF conversion has completed, you can download your GLTF file straight away.
We aim to process all DAE to GLTF 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 and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the DAE file you submit to us. The resulting GLTF file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our DAE to GLTF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
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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.
Yes! Our DAE tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 DAE files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the GLTF files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.
Converting from the DAE file format to GLTF 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 GLTF 3D model. Lets start with the conversion process, which involves the following steps:
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 in 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 GLTF 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 GLTF file, which does not support materials and textures, we will be ignoring this data if it is present in the DAE file.
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 ready for exporting to the GLTF 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 this to the GLTF format.
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.
If your DAE file is uploaded with accompanying texture files, these will be included in the conversion process.
The GLTF file format which can also have the GLB file extension depending on whether the content is binary or text/Json is a 3D file format used to describe 3D worlds and as such contains geometric data such as vertices, faces, normals, animations and other 3D scene related data.
The format, described by its creators as the "JPEG of 3D", has gained in popularity and is supported by a wide range of 3D modelling applications such as Blender and MeshLab. The GLTF format is an open standard which is maintained by the Khronos Group.
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