U3M – Unified 3D Material

The brand new format for digital materials.


Right now, different vendors output their digital materials either in a proprietary format or embedded directly in their styles. And while various integrations already exist, there is a steady conversion that has to take place, different file types to manage and still a lot of incompatibility. Therefore, the Unified 3D Material is being developed as a bridge between software vendors in the fashion industry with the goal to replace proprietary material formats with a single open-source format.

Aligned visualization

U3M is based on a PBR shading standard, giving digital materials the same or similar appearance in every application.

Combined physical and visual data

U3M enables 3D CAD vendors to embed their physical measurements directly into the file, simplifying the material creation process.

Efficient and lean workflow

U3M allows suppliers of digital assets to rely on a single fabric format serving all their customers, independent of the 3D application used.

Open source

U3M’s openness and collaboration principle invites everyone to contribute.


The U3M format is already supported by various companies and organizations:

Seddi logo
Assyst logo
Audaces logo
BeProduct logo
Browzwear logo
Centric Software logo
Emersya logo
ELSE Corp logo
Frontier logo
Hugo Boss logo
KeyShot logo
LI & FUNG LTD logo
METIS logo
Morgan Tecnica logo
Optitex logo
Shima Seiki logo
Shoemaster logo
Swatchbook logo
STOLL logo
Target logo
virtuality.fashion logo
Vital Mechanics Research logo
Vizoo logo
Z-Emotion logo

For supporting software see the implementation timeline in GitHub here.


Try it out yourself! Experience U3M’s benefits with these samples.

Technical Information

U3M is developed on GitHub. Visit us!

U3M on GitHub

For further information or access to the GitHub repository, reach out to info@vizoo3d.com