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COLLADA (Collaborative Design Activity ) is intended as an XML - based open interchange format for data between different 3D programs are established. It 's not just about the passing of models and textures, including settings and change steps are applied can be transmitted as from one program to another. Different manufacturers of 3D programs are involved in the development and specification of the format. But communities, such as the Blender to the open source program, were invited to support the format and expand.
The structure of COLLADA files is defined by XML schema. Collada is since October 2008 Version 1.5.0.
- Rémi Arnaud, Marc C. Barnes: Collada Sailing the gulf of 3D digital content creation. 2006, AK Peters, Massachusetts, ISBN 1-56881-287-6