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Release status:Extension status experimental

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ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Media
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Provides support for 3d file formats.
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Gilles Dubuc
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 0.0.1
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.29.0+
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

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The 3D extension gives the user of a wiki support for uploading and viewing 3D models. See Help:Extension:3d for usage documentation.

It currently supports the AMF and STL file formats, which are common in the 3D printing field.

Short-term plan for Wikimedia production release[edit]

  1. YesY Done Upload and hooks for 2D rendering code made into this extension
  2. YesY Done Code review for phab:T132064 (gerrit:282211) - "Make Media Viewer pluggable for the 3d extension, videos, …"
  3. YesY Done Deploy to Beta Cluster for testing, bug-discovery, and further editor feedback
  4. Request UI/UX input on possible fixes & improvements, in the short-term and medium-term


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called 3D in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( '3D' );
  • YesY Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Related tasks[edit]

Deployment of this tool:

  • phab:T132058 - 3d extension supporting AMF and STL (3d printing files)
    • phab:T54655 - Add support for thumbnails and interactive views of 3D models
    • phab:T132064 - Make Media Viewer pluggable for the 3d extension, videos, …
    • phab:T132063 - Security review of 3d2png

Other 3D file support:

  • phab:T3790 - Allow uploading of 3D files to Wikimedia Commons
    • phab:T131723 - Provide a mechanism to sanitise user-generated 3D files to meet security requirements