.DAE File Extension

Digital Asset Exchange File

DAE files are used for exchanging digital assets between graphics programs. The DAE format is based on the XML COLLADA schema for 3D asset interchange. DAE files store 3D models, images, textures or a...

General Information

Title DAE File Extension
Extension .dae
Full Form Digital Asset Exchange File
File Type 3D Exchange Format
Developer Sony Computer Entertainment
MIME Type model/vnd.collada+xml

File Function

Primary Function 3D data storage
Additional Functions Exchange digital assets
Features Interoperable, XML-based

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Video Games Yes
Film Production Yes
Architectural Visualization Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks File corruption
Best Practices Regular updates, Validation

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2004
Latest Version COLLADA 1.5.0 (2008)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .obj, .fbx, .3ds

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Blender Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Autodesk Maya Subscription Windows, Mac, Linux
Adobe Photoshop Subscription Windows, Mac