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Support uploading 3D files in .OBJ format
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Description

.OBJ is a free format popular with 3D modellers, it will allow Commons to support 3D models with colour.

Note: .PLY may offer more features than .OBJ if the resources are only available to chose to support one (see T195352)

.OBJ has been confirmed as an open format by WMF (T145502: Investigate copyright status of OBJ format)

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJan 12 2018, 2:32 PM
Aklapper renamed this task from Uploading 3D files to Support uploading 3D files in .OBJ format.Jan 12 2018, 3:31 PM

Thanks for reporting this and welcome to Phabricator.
As tasks should only be about a single thing, I've edited the task summary to be only about supporting uploading 3D files in .OBJ format.

Possibly related: T145502

2ci2 added a subscriber: 2ci2.May 6 2018, 6:10 PM

Thanks @JeanFred , I suggest the task description is changed to be specific to .obj format, maybe something like below (I'm not sure what the rules are around changing task descriptions)

.OBJ is a free format popular with 3D modellers, it will allow Commons to support 3D models with colour.

Note: .PLY may offer more features than .OBJ if the resources are only available to chose to support one

.OBJ has been confirmed as an open format by WMF
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T145502

JeanFred updated the task description. (Show Details)May 23 2018, 11:37 AM
JeanFred added a project: Commons.

Thanks @JeanFred , I suggest the task description is changed to be specific to .obj format, maybe something like below (I'm not sure what the rules are around changing task descriptions)

No problem :) I don’t think there are any particular rules for updating task descriptions − I’d say go for it if it’s an improvement/clarification. It can always be reverted later :) I updated it with yours with sound clearer to me as well.

JeanFred edited projects, added 3D; removed 3D2Commons.May 23 2018, 11:44 AM
Restricted Application added a project: Multimedia. · View Herald TranscriptMay 23 2018, 11:44 AM
JeanFred updated the task description. (Show Details)May 23 2018, 12:01 PM
JeanFred moved this task from Backlog to File format support on the 3D board.May 23 2018, 12:05 PM

3D is not like 2D in terms of file formats, there are 10s of successful commercial software packages each producing their own formats, the equivalent would be 20 different versions of Photoshop, equally as popular, who couldn't open each other's files. I'm not aware of any widely used 3D modelling software packages that can't open and save .OBJ or .PLY. if we want 3D to be successful we need to have support file formats everyone is familiar with and can create.