File Type Digital Asset Exchange File IconDigital Asset Exchange File
File Format Standard (developed by Sony)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common

3D interchange file format used for exchanging digital assets between multiple graphics programs; based on the COLLADA (COLLAborative Design Activity) XML schema, which is now owned and developed by Autodesk.

The COLLADA format was originally developed by Sony and is now jointly supported by Sony and the Khronos Group.

Open With

IconAutodesk AutoCAD

IconAutodesk 3ds Max with ColladaMax plugin

IconAutodesk Maya with ColladaMaya plugin


IconAdobe Photoshop

IconApple Preview

IconAutodesk Maya with ColladaMaya plugin


IconAutodesk Maya with ColladaMaya plugin


IconBlender with Collada Plug-in for Blender

Updated 2007