File Formats

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3D art files are available in an assortment of formats, only a few of which are directly compatible with Poser and Daz Studio. This page is a work-in-progress listing various formats and whether they are compatible with Daz Studio or Poser.

Format Type Usable as-is in Poser Usable as-is in Daz Studio Free Converter
3DS Autodesk 3D Studio Yes No Autodesk FBX Converter , MeshLab , PoseRay (to OBJ)
ABC Alembic ? Export Only; Via purchased plugin module ?
BLEND Blender ? No Blender
C4D Cinema4D ? No ?
CM2 Poser Camera Yes Usually Yes; some Poser cameras have compatibility issues not needed
CMZ Compressed Poser Camera Yes Yes not needed
CR2 Poser Figure Yes Yes not needed
CRZ Compressed Poser Figure Yes Yes not needed
DAE COLLADA DAE ? Daz Collada, this is hit or miss from other apps Autodesk FBX Converter (to OBJ)
DPC DAZ Poser Content Yes Yes not needed
DS DAZ Studio No Yes ?
DSON DAZ Scene Object Notation with DSON Importer for Poser No DSON Importer for Poser
DUF[1] DAZ User File ? Yes ?
DXF Autodesk DXF ? No Autodesk FBX Converter , PoseRay (to OBJ)
FBX Autodesk Filmbox ? FBX 6 or 7, with FBX Plug-in for DAZ Studio Autodesk FBX Converter (to OBJ)
FC2 Poser Face Pose Yes Yes not needed
FCZ Compressed Poser Face Pose Yes Yes not needed
HD2 Poser Hand Pose Yes Yes not needed
HDZ Compressed Poser Hand Pose Yes Yes not needed
HR2 Poser Hair Yes Yes not needed
HRZ Compressed Poser Hair Yes Yes not needed
LT2 Poser Light Yes Usually Yes; some Poser lights No not needed
LTZ Compressed Poser Light Yes No not needed
LWO LightWave Object ? No PoseRay (to OBJ)
LXO Luxology modo 3D Image ? No ?
MA Maya ? No ?
MAX 3DS MAX No No none available
MC5 Poser Material Yes No ?
MC6 Poser Material Yes Yes MC6/MT5 to PZ2 Batch Converter
MCZ Compressed Poser Material Yes No ?
MHX Make Human Exchange ? No ?
OBJ Wavefront Object Yes Yes not needed
OBP Bryce Object Preset ? No Needs OBP to OBJ conversion, various online[2]
OBZ Compressed Object Yes Yes not needed
OFF ? ? No MeshLab (to 3DS , OBJ)
P2Z Compressed Poser Pose Yes Yes not needed
PLY Stanford PLY ? No MeshLab (to 3DS , OBJ)
PP2 Poser Prop Yes Yes not needed
PPZ Compressed Poser Prop Yes Yes not needed
PZ2 Poser Pose Yes Yes not needed
PZ3 Poser Scene Yes Yes not needed
RAW Raw Triangle ? No PoseRay (to OBJ)
SKP Google Sketchup ? No ?
STL ? ? No MeshLab (to 3DS , OBJ)
TRX DAZ Scene Object Notation content with DSON Importer for Poser No DSON Importer for Poser
VUE E-on Vue ? No ?
ZBrush ZBrush ZBrush 4+ ZBrush 4+, with GoZ for DAZ Studio not needed

Notes[edit]

  1. Generally replaced the older DSA, DSB, DSE and DSF
  2. Bryce can export to Daz Studio if both are installed on the same computer.