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Working with files

You can drag files into the cables editor window to upload them.
Many Image and Audio files do not need to be converted.
Those file formats that do need to be converted for best usage in a browser will be autoconverted by the editor.
Our editor also includes some handy operations from within the Files manager.

Supported file types:

Image/Video: .exr, .hdr,.png, .jpg, .jpeg, .webp,.webm, .svg, .mp4,.mpg,.m4a,.mkv,.mov

Audio: .ogg, .mp3, .aac,.wav

Fonts: .ttf,.woff,.woff2,.otf

3D models: .glb, .fbx, .dae

MIDI: .mid

File Converters & Operations

cables automatically converts files into a more readable web format which can then be read by the ops. You can also manually convert your files and apply operations to make your files smaller.

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 conversions:

Convert pointcloud

file ending: .pc.txt

will convert to .json on upload

Convert to .FBX to .GLB scene

file ending: .fbx

files will be automatically converted to .glb gltf binary files. You can also manually convert an .fbx file if needed.

Convert to HDRI to RGBE

file ending: .hdr

will convert to .rgbe.png on upload

Fix width/height of SVG

file ending: .svg

will try to fix missing width/height attributes on upload

CSV to json

file ending: .csv

convert csv to json

XML to json

file ending: .xml

convert xml to json

MIDI to json

file ending: .mid

converts midi to json


Manual Operations:

Compress .GLB 3D Scene to Draco .GLB scene

file ending:.glb

.glb 3d scene files can be automativally compressed using Draco compression. You'll need to then use the Draco library to use the compressed scene in your project. Check out our documentation and tutorial here.

SVG path points

file ending: .svg

convert svg point array

DAE line strips

file ending: .dae

extract paths/splines from .dar/collada files

SDF Font

file ending: .ttf

convert .ttf to an SDF font format which consists of a .png and a .json instruction file.

image resizing and compression

file ending: '.png , '.jpg,.jpeg

you can manually apply some simple operations to your image textures such as resizing to next power of two, convert png to jpg, compress png, or convert to webp

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