MorphoSource supports the following file formats:


.avi, .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .mpg, .mpeg, .wmv


.glb, .gltf, .obj, .ply, .stl, .wrl, .x3d, .zip 

Mesh ZIP Companion Files*,**.bin, .bmp, .gif, .jp2, .jpeg, .jpg, .mtl, .png, .svg, .tif, .tiff


.bmp, .dcm, .dicom, .gif, .jp2, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .svg, .tif, .tiff

Photogrammetry Image Series

.zip containing  .jp2, .tif, .dng, .nef, .crw, .cr2, .cr3, .iiq, .arw, .raw, .rw2**

CT/MRI Image Series

.zip containing .tif, .jpeg, .bmp, or .dcm**

* These are files that can be included along with a mesh file in a ZIP archive to communicate texture, color, or other information related to the mesh. 

** ZIP files may also include .txt, .doc, and other files for including additional info.  Subfolders and zip hierarchies can be uploaded but are discouraged. 3D tiff files are not compatible with the site, only 2D tiff stacks

A .zip file for CT/MRI and Photogrammetry Image Series needs to only contain the stack of scan or photo images with an optional .txt or .doc file containing metadata. Any extra files zipped with the images will prevent the rendering of the volume on the site.   

A mesh file can be uploaded to the site directly. If the mesh includes texture, the .obj, .mtl, and texture need to be zipped together and uploaded as a .zip file.

Important: formats for colorized meshes - In general, there are two alternate approaches, meshes with “Vertex color” and meshes with a separate texture mapped via vertex-associated “UV coordinates”. Vertex color will only be recognized when included in .ply files. Whereas texture maps will only be correctly derived when included with a .obj and its corresponding .mtl.  A zip containing a .ply and texture file will never successfully produce a colorized mesh preview in MorphoSource.

**As a best practice, we recommend using texture maps rather than vertex color whenever possible because the resolution of the color information will be preserved even when the mesh is downsample or smoothed, etc.

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