A 3D illustration is a 3D model or composition that has been exported as an image. This allows you to use 3D illustrations in all sorts of designs, such as marketing collaterals like social media posts or videos, as well as physical items like product packaging.
You can create 3D illustrations in 3D software like Blender. Check out the IconScout blog for resources on how to get started with Blender.
A glTF (GL Transmission Format) is a file format for 3D scenes and models. It’s a text-based file that uses either the .gltf (JSON/ASCII) or .glb (binary file format) file extensions.
The glTF format is useful because it can easily be used in web applications. For example, you can use IconScout’s glTF 3D Editor to view and customize 3D illustrations, even if you don’t know anything about 3D.
glTF files can use either the GLB or glTF file extension. A GLB is a single file that contains all the mesh data, image textures, and other information of a 3D scene. On the other hand, the glTF file extension is a JSON text-based file that contains encoded mesh and image data, or as separate files.
OBJ, BLEND and glTF files are all types of 3D file formats.
An OBJ file is a common 3D format that can be opened by various 3D applications.
A BLEND file is a 3D format that was created with Blender.
A glTF file is another type of 3D file format. It’s generally more lightweight than other formats, such as OBJ. It’s compatible across any platforms, such as the web, mobile, as well as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps.
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