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3D in Photoshop by Zorana Gee

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Appendix A

File Formats

Adobe Photoshop Extended allows import of OBJ, COLLADA, KMZ, 3DS, and U3D files. It allows export of OBJ, COLLADA, KMZ and U3D files. 3DS is not included in the export because it is not a good format to use for interchange due to its limitations for geometry structure. In this appendix we will give a brief overview of each format with its capabilities, and what it’s future is. The chart below illustrates the specific differences in each of the formats.

OBJ

The OBJ file format is a text file format, so you can edit OBJ files in a text editor. It was originated by Wavefront Technologies, which no longer exists as a separate company. OBJ files only have geometry in them with associated materials. They do not have animation, ...

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