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How to convert Softimage|XSI (.xsi) to 3MF?


PolyTrans|CAD+DCC performs mathematically precise CAD, DCC/Animation, GIS and BIM 3D file conversions into all key downstream 3D packages and file formats. Okino software is used and trusted throughout the world by many tens of thousands of 3D professionals in mission & production critical environments, backed by respectable personal support directly from our core development team.

     

Softimage|XSI

Softimage|3D and Softimage|XSI were two well known 3D animation systems written by Softimage Inc. of Montreal Canada. Autodesk eventually came to buy the company in 2008 and then kill off the software in 2014.

Okino had a very long standing relationship with Softimage and its software, having written the main import/export converters for both Softimage|3D and Softimage|XSI in the 1990s.

Conversion to/from Softimage|3D was done with the .hrc and .dsc file formats which are now considered obsolete. In simple terms, you would need to get a running version of Softimage|XSI v7.x on your Windows machine in order to read in older .hrc and .dsc files.

Conversion to/from Softimage|XSI was done with the .xsi v3 and v5 file formats which are still supported in Okino software.

     

3MF

3MF, 3D Manufacturing Format, is a modern replacement for the legacy STL (StereoLithography) file format with an explicit focus on the proper transmission of CAD and non-CAD model data for 3D printing as well as to downstream services and platforms. From Okino's long term perspective, the VRML2 file format was and is "just as good" for such requirements but never had the correct understanding nor traction since its introduction in 1995.

Features of 3MF over the legacy STL format includes: geometry instancing support, layered texture maps, multiple layers of UV texture coordinates, vertex colors and extended material types.

History, features, overviews, implementation partners and more can be read on the 3MF Consortiumís web site.

Note: Microsoft Windows uses the 3D Manufacturing Format (.3mf) for all 3D printing tasks.

Please also refer to the 3MF export converter for more information related to 3MF.