GDTF Help

Data Format

A GDTF file is a ZIP archive without compression which has the file extension *.gdtf.

GDTF file

A GDTF file consists of an XML file which contains the description and several resource files such as 3D model files and gobo images.

XML file

The ZIP archive contains a description.xml file and resource files. Some of the resource files are located in a folder structure. A characteristic GDTF file looks like this:

./description.xml

./thumbnail.png

./thumbnail.svg

./wheels/gobo1.png

./wheels/gobo2.png

./models/3ds/base.3ds

./models/3ds/yoke.3ds

./models/svg/base.svg

./models/svg/yoke.svg

You can unzip the *.gdtf file after renaming it manually into *.zip to inspect its content.

To import a *.gdtf file into the GDTF builder, simply drag and drop the GDTF file to the field “Customize an existing file…” on the start screen.