Import U3D Files to MODO

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- Supported on Windows and macOS

- No credit card needed

- 14 days Free (30 uses)

Modo Modo


Modo 17 and prior


Corrections(Up Vector,Rotate by, Scaling Multiplier)

Materials Support

Import your models with their materials


Modo U3D Importer


U3D Importer

How to get it and use it?

  • Download the plugin and install it.
  • Run Modo.
  • Go to SimLab Tab and find U3D Importer Tab as shown in the image.
  • To obtain a trial license, open settings then follow the steps shown here.

How to get it and use SimLab U3D Importer Modo


- Do I need specific software to open U3D files

The U3D files are natively supported on the official free Adobe Acrobat Reader.ACROBAT

- Does U3D files support texture?

Yes, it supports materials and textures.

- Does it support U3D or pre-based files?

Yes, it supports both.

- What information is imported from U3D model to Modo?

The plugin transfers geometries, materials, and textures.

- What versions of Modo are supported?

The plugin supports Modo 17 and prior, it works on Windows and macOS.

- What control do I have over the imported U3D?

Defaults should work automatically for most of the models, the setting of the plugin still allows you to control the scale of the model, and the up vector to be used.

Subscription licenses:

- Will I be able to install the latest version while I have a subscription license?

Yes, a subscription license will make you always up to date with the latest version.

- What happens when my subscription ends?

You can renew your subscription ( auto renewal option is available ), or you can cancel it.

- How can I activate my license?

After buying a subscription you will get a key, follow the steps described on the licensing page.
If you face any problem, please send an email to

Trial licenses:

- How to request a trial license? and for how long it would be valid?

Check this page for step by step instructions on how to request and activate a trial license.
Trial licenses are valid for 14 days or 30 trials whichever comes first.