Integrate glTF (GL Transmission Format) Using FME

Use FME to prepare your 3D glTF scenes and models for viewing in a variety of different platforms. Both the glTF 1.0 and 2.0 file types are supported by FME so that you can use whichever glTF supported applications that you want!

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Compile Datasets Into glTF Scenes and Models

glTF (GL transmission format), or the “JPEG of 3D”, scenes and models can be created from various datasets including COLLADA, OBJ or CityGML using FME. Convert your data as needed to prepare it for use in devices such as Oculus or web platforms like Facebook or Sketchfab. glTF is an open source format that can be further customized thanks to Khronos!

Create or Convert Attributes

FME’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface (that’s right – no coding!) means you can create workflows easily to customize your data exactly as you need it. Need to convert your data to be compatible with other systems? No problem. Use transformers like the CoordinateSystemSetter or AttributeManager. Write your .gltf or .glb files for projects based in programs like Cesium or even Unity!

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Automate 3D Transformations

Processing 3D data can be a very lengthy and tedious task. Automate your conversions using FME Server so that your workflows can run on a schedule or trigger and your models will be ready to go when you are. You’ll have more time to experience and play with your newly created scenes than you ever had before!

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Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert glTF (GL Transmission Format).

Collaborative Design Activity (COLLADA)
Wavefront OBJ
IFC (Industry Foundation Class)
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The table below outlines how glTF (GL Transmission Format) is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
Writer Professional Edition & Up

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