Title(s): COLLADA (COLLAborative Design Activity) DAE (Digital Asset Exchange) Format
Version ID: As of 2009-05, COLLADA v1.4.1 (stable release), v1.5 (newest release)
Date released: 2008-03 and 2008-06 repsectively
Creator(s): The Khronos Group. The Khronos Group is an industry consortium creating open standards for the authoring and acceleration of parallel computing, graphics and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos API specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests.
Contributor(s): Sony Computer Entertainment, NVIDIA, ATI, Softimage, Autodesk, Google, and Intel.
Description: COLLADA is a royalty-free XML schema that enables digital asset exchange within the interactive 3D industry.
History: Before the decision was made to start the COLLADA project, the team looked at all the existing formats and decided that, unfortunately, they needed to create a new one that would have a chance to become a standard.
Example(s): DAE Example
Documentation: DAE Documentation
File Extensions: .DAE
Rights: © 2005-2008 The Khronos Group Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Excerpt - This specification is protected by copyright laws and contains material proprietary to the Khronos Group, Inc. It or any components may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, displayed, broadcast, or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission of Khronos Group...
Khronos Group grants express permission to any current Promoter, Contributor, or Adopter member of Khronos to copy and redistribute UNMODIFIED versions of this specification in any fashion, provided that NO CHARGE is made for the specification and the latest available update of the specification for any version of the API is used whenever possible...
Typical use: Enables digital asset exchange within the interactive 3D industry