What is a .GLTF File And How To Open It – The Khronos Group (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .gltf extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .gltf file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .GLTF file?

The file extension .GLTF is from GL Transmission Format File.The development of this file was done by The Khronos Group. The file has the text format, and it is a 3D images related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .gltf file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .GLTF file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .GLTF file on various operating systems.

How to open a .GLTF file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .gltf file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Blender software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Microsoft 3D Builder and Blender software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GLTF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Blender software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GLTF file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .gltf file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Blender software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Blender software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .GLTF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Blender software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .GLTF file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .gltf file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Blender software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Blender.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .GLTF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Blender software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .GLTF file?

If you cannot open the .GLTF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .GLTF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .gly – Microsoft, .gm – GameMonkey Script, .gm – Microprose Software, .gm6 – YoYo Games, .gm81 – YoYo Games. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .GLTF file with the Blender, Microsoft 3D Builder programs on Windows, Blender program on Mac and Blender software on Linux.