Most popular file formats
i wanted to know what formats are most popular amongst buyers, for quite some time. Unfortunatelly CGTrader doesn't provide such data. So i figured i can use csv files available and extract needed info by myself. I took one of my most popular free model with many formats available and calculated how many times each file was downloaded. The results are pretty interesting and self explanatory. I find it very useful in making decision in what formats i should support in the future and which i may drop off. I have plans to do further experiments with more file formats. You can tell me in comments which formats you'd like to see. Also i'd be grateful if you could tell me how to convert to these formats ;]
Statistical data in charts bellow is collected from downloads of single free model with about 500 downloads, collected in period of 3 past months.
*** Update 2016 07 12 ***
Good idea. Well done!
This is very useful. Good job
Nice work. I am a 3ds Max Modeller only, so I personally sell my items with Max-vRay as native format, with Max-Sanline, exported OBJ, 3DS & FBX formats also.
I find this is a wide enough variety for mainstream users & allows end users to further convert for other formats & game engine formats too.
I have had a number of special requests for Maya native file formats to be included too. Apparently certain data is retained easier with native Maya instead of importing from exported formats.
I'm surprised to see 3ds do better than OBJ and FBX format.
Thanks for charring this information limonadinis!
That's a good idea that we're thinking about introducing in our next infographic. Good insights as well, Lemonade!
Three months after my original report, i did another analysis of download statistics of the same object. Number of downloads had doubled since and i can see some positive trending here: 3DS format has lost some ground but OBJ and FBX has gained some popularity. Let's see if this trend will continue :]
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