How to Export from Mega Voxels Play

Mega Voxels Play offers many different export options that you can use. In this tutorial, we will discuss how to export your voxel models from Mega Voxels Play.

So you finally created the perfect voxel model inside of Mega Voxels Play and you're ready to share your creation with the world. Now you might be asking, how do I export from Mega Voxels Play? Fortunately, one of the great things about Mega Voxels Play is the many export options that they support. We'll be going through the different options below depending on the needs of your project. But first we will show you how to access the export options.

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How to See the Export Options for Mega Voxels Play

To access the export options inside of Mega Voxels Play, begin by opening your current voxel model or a new voxel model. When opened tap on the button at the top left of the editor window with a hamburger icon. This button opens the File menu.

File Menu in Mega Voxels Play


When the File menu is open, you should see a series of buttons with different file names. These are the different export options supported by the Mega Voxels Play editor.

Export options in Mega Voxels


These are the Export formats supported by Mega Voxels Play:
  1. VOX - Export a MagicaVoxel VOX file
  2. OBJ - Export a 3D mesh using the .obj file format
  3. VOXEL - Export the Mega Voxels Play .voxel file format
  4. PNG -  Export a PNG image file
  5. MP4 - Export an MP4 video file
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Choosing the Right Export Option

As you can see from the options above, no matter what type of project you're working on, Mega Voxels Play most likely has an export format that will meet your needs. However depending on the project type, one file format might be more useful than the next. For starters if you are a game developer that needs to put your voxel model into a game engine software such as Unity, you will need to use the OBJ model format. Alternatively if you are working on a larger scene inside of MagicaVoxel you will probably want to use the VOX file format which is natively supported by MagicaVoxel. And lastly if you want to share a photo or video of your creations on social media you'll want to use either the PNG or MP4 file format.

How to Export a .OBJ Model from Mega Voxels Play

As we said before, if you're a game developer or 3D artist that needs a 3D file of your voxel model, then OBJ is going to be your best option inside of the Mega Voxels Play app. To export a voxel model from the Mega Voxels Play editor as an .obj file, open the File menu on the top left. Then click click the obj button located in the Export section at the bottom right of the editor. Remember if you don't immediately see that export option displayed, click the Export label to open the full menu.

OBJ Export in Mega Voxels


This is an incredibly useful option for game developers, as the .obj file format is widely supported in popular game engines such as Unity and Unreal. Keep in mind this will also create a .PNG file and a . MTL file that work in conjunction with the .OBJ file. This is important because if you don't include this in your project, your model will most likely look gray or white and you won't be able to see your color details.
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How to Export a .PNG Image from Mega Voxels Play

If you plan on sharing your voxel art on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you're going to have use a file format that they accept. As of right now you can't use a .OBJ file for sharing, however you can use any type of image file such as .PNG. Mega Voxels Play makes it east to share a 2D image. To export your art as a 2D image click the Share button located at the top right of the editor.

Share Button in Mega Voxels Play


When you press the Share button you will be taken through two additional screens. The first is the Effects screen where you can add different affects to your scenes such as fireflies and bubbles. The next screen is the Filters screen. There you can add different filters to your scene like Vignette.

Particle Effects OptionsPhoto Filters

The next screen is the File type screen. You can either choose to create a photo or a video clip of your voxel creation. Click the toggle with the camera icons to switch between modes.

Photo option in Mega Voxels PlayVideo option in Mega Voxels Play

The last window is the Share screen. Simply tap the Share button at the bottom and you will be presented with every sharing option supported by your device. The file that is shared will be what you selected before: either a 2D PNG image of your scene or an MP4 video file that matches with what you see.



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How to Export A MagicaVoxel .VOX file from Mega Voxels Play

If you are planning on transporting your model into MagicaVoxel or work with someone who uses MagicaVoxel, this option is definitely for you. This file will allow you to import your model along with the accurate colors directly into MagicaVoxel. To export your artwork as a VOX file, click the Export Selection (.vox) or the Export (.vox) buttons.


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