What are GLTF and GLB files?

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GLTF and GLB files are the standard file formats for sharing scenes, models, lighting, materials and animations between 3D softwares. Precisely, the GLB file is a version of the GLTF file.

What is the difference between GLB and GLTF files?

The GLB file locates all of the elements, including animations, materials, node hierarchy and cameras in one single file. In comparison, the GLTF file requires external files, such as for textures, shaders and animation data. Compared to the GLTF file, the GLB file is 33% smaller, which makes it more efficient to use.

At Visao, we use the GLB file for its ease of use.


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