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Support uploading 3D files in .PLY format
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.PLY is an open format popular with 3D modellers, supporting this format will allow Wikimedia to provide 3d models with color and transparency

.PLY has been confirmed to be an open format by WMF
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T145499

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JeanFred moved this task from Incoming to File format support on the Commons board.
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.

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CommunityTechBot renamed this task from vgcaaaaaaa to Support uploading 3D files in .PLY format.Jul 2 2018, 3:56 PM
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