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3D Collada file support Apps
You can manipulate Collada (.dae) 3D objects in Lion.

I was converting a Sketchup 3D file to Collada to be able to open it in Cinema 4D when I noticed the Finder icon generated was looking same as the model. I could Quick Look at the file and discovered that you can manipulate the whole 3D right into Quick Look, or Preview.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. The file type is one that is used for a lot of interchangeable 3-D graphics modeling in various game engines.

According to several comments, this also works in Snow Leopard.]
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10.7: 3D Collada file support
Authored by: lowbatteries on Oct 26, '11 08:57:26AM

It's worth noting that you can open these files in Preview and manipulate them as well. Pretty cool.



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10.7: 3D Collada file support
Authored by: murphycoverdot on Oct 26, '11 08:59:33AM

Just checked and it works in 10.6.8 for me.



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10.7: 3D Collada file support
Authored by: murphycoverdot on Oct 26, '11 09:18:30AM

10.6.8 for Preview handling .cae files, too.



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10.7: 3D Collada file support
Authored by: johngrigni on Oct 26, '11 09:41:04AM

This works in Snow Leopard as well.



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10.7: 3D Collada file support
Authored by: TheCase on Oct 26, '11 11:20:15AM

same with STL files if you have Pleasant3D installed. Well, no manipulation, but you can view them.



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10.7: 3D Collada file support
Authored by: Deegee on Oct 26, '11 12:06:11PM

Nuggets like this are what makes using a Mac a pleasure.

Apple are quite annoying in keeping tidbits a secret though, yes it's nice to find them but quite often think about all the productivity you could have enjoyed if you'd just have had them detailed at the start.



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10.7: 3D Collada file support
Authored by: mankoff on Oct 26, '11 01:56:54PM

Please remove the 10.7 tag. This works in 10.6 too.

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10.7: 3D Collada file support
Authored by: crarko on Oct 27, '11 06:41:13AM

Got it. Thanks, all, for trying this out.

Craig A.



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