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cables DocumentationHow To UseWorking with filesKeyboard ShortcutsUser Interface WalkthroughBeginner TutorialBeginner 1: Drawing A CircleBeginner 2: TransformationsBeginner 3: ColorMore TransformationsintermediateImage CompositionsPost-Processing 3D Scenescommunicationcables APICommunication with an Arduino via SerialCommunicating with Arduino over MQTTExporting And EmbeddingHow to serve files externally and fix CORS headersExporting PatchesExport using the cables command line interfaceExport via IframeExport creating a standalone executableExport to github (pages)Export and deploy to netlifyExport a ZIP fileExternal triggers / functionsUsing variablesPreviewing / uploading exported cables patchescoding opsCreating AttachmentsGeneral op/Port CallbacksPortsDynamic PortsArray PortsBoolean portsInteger Number PortsObject PortsString portsTrigger PortsFloating Point Number PortsGUI/UI attributesHello Op - Part 1LibrariesDeveloping OpsGuidelinesObject PortsWriting ShadersWeb Audio Op DevelopmentHTML and CSS in cablesLightingLightsShadowsWorking with audioBasic Audio SetupWorking with EffectsReal-Time Audio Analyzation & Audio VisualizationOffline Audio Visualization & AnalyzationFAQEmbeddingHow to integrate my cables patch into my CMS (webflow/wix/squarespace/...)?getting a warning when running the patch in electronHow to remove grey rectangles on touch (mobile)?Why doesn't the DownloadTexture op work on iOS?How to disable page scrolling on mobile?Mobile tippsTransparent CanvasFeatures and SupportHow to contribute code to cablesWill there be support for (animated) GIFs?How to report a bug in cablesGeneral questionsLicences and paymentWhat licence do i need to use cables?Will I have to pay for it in the future?How is my work licenced when using cables?Does cables support midi and OSC?ShadertoyTechnical questionsUI / EditorGuide to VR in cablesWebGL1 and WebGL2

Working with files

You can drag files into the cables window to upload them.
Image and Audio files do not need to be converted.

Possible file types:

Image/Video: .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .svg, .mp4,
Audio: .ogg, .mp3, .m4a, .aac,.wav,

File Converters

cables automatically converts files into a more readable web format which can then be read by the ops.

To convert a file upload it, then click it in the file browser. on the right you can see information about this file the converters are listed.

automatic 3d file Format conversions:

.obj, .fbx, .dae files will be automatically converted to .3d.json

this is done using assimp2json

SVG to mesh

file ending: .svg

convert an svg file to a 2d mesh

SVG path points

file ending: .svg

convert svg point array

CSV to json

file ending: .csv

convert csv to json

DAE line strips

file ending: .dae

extract paths/splines from .dar/collada files

MIDI to json

file ending: .mid

converts midi to json


Mesh sequence

file ending:

converts a sequence of obj files to a morphing animation


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