How to create a USDZ file for AR online

Create AR content with a couple of clicks with Vectary.

Create AR content in Vectary
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Vectary is the first and only online and free 3D design tool that enables anyone to create USDZ files for AR with just a few clicks. 

With Apple announcing that AR is going to be a native part of the new iOS 12, you will see more and more AR content when reading or shopping online. Learn to create USDZ files with Vectary in this tutorial - it is easy, online and free. 

How to create a USDZ file online and free?

1. Open the Vectary editor.

2. Create your 3D model or import your 3D file with drag and drop (OBJ, STL, GLTF, DAE).

3. Export it as a USDZ 3D file in the right panel.

4. You will receive an email with a link to download your USDZ file and an embed code, so you can embed it to your website. 

Creating USDZ files with Vectary is really easy and straightforward. You don't need any coding skills. 

Is there a way to create USDZ files without a Mac / on PC?

Yes, you can create a USDZ format with Vectary - the online 3D design tool. 

Vectary runs in every modern browser such as Chrome, Safari and Firefox - you don't need to download any software or use a powerful machine. Simply upload your 3D file to Vectary and export it is as a USDZ file. 

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How to convert OBJ files to USDZ online? 

  1. Open the Vectary editor - it works as a USDZ file converter.
  2. Drag and drop your 3D file such as OBJ, STL, GLTF, DAE.
  3. Click on Export USDZ in the left panel.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to download your USDZ file. 

How to create a USDZ file using the Xcode 10 converter?

We don't recomment you do it because it is much easier to create your USDZ files with Vectary. 

Creating a USDZ file with Vectary is

  • easy - one click solution
  • fast - you can create a USDZ file in minutes
  • free - you can use the Vectary free plan
  • online - it works in your browser

Using Xcode 10 is way more complicated. According to Ash on Stackoverflow, you need to use this command line:

xcrun usdz_converter Wineglass.obj Wineglass.usdz

Issues with USDZ file?

  • Downscale the resolution of the model's textures in export
  • Simplify geometry and reduce materials count
  • Make sure you have max 100k polygons

Still not working? Submit your question to our community forum.

How to create AR content with a couple of clicks 

Create 3D models for AR by drag and drop or start 3D modeling from scratch. Follow our short video tutorials to learn how to use Vectary. 

USDZ file example - download sample

If you want to try creating a USDZ file but you don't have any 3D assets, feel free to use any of the 3D templates from our library. Edit them if you want and export them as USDZ.