U3D Reader

The U3D Reader provides access to the visualization data stored within a particular U3D file. A file does not need to have a particular extension to be read correctly by HOOPS Exchange however the file extension of U3D files that you can expect to be loaded by HOOPS Exchange are:

  • .U3D

Our readers are updated to the latest released version within 90 days of the release of the authoring software. You can see the exact version supported in the current release here.


This concept is not supported by U3D.


This concept is not supported by U3D.


The triangle information along with the RGBA coloring and texture information is parsed and provided via HOOPS Exchange.


HOOPS Exchange does not currently support U3D views.


This concept is not supported by U3D.


Construction geometries are handled by the reader.


The animation stored within a particular file is not exposed to developers. However, if you are providing a U3D file to HOOPS Publish to put into a PDF document then the U3D remains unchanged and the animation remains available and can be exposed in the PDF document.