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Google filetype goes 3D!

Content of 3D-graphic files is indexed.

   
9:28 pm on Sep 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Wow! First PDF, then Flash... and now I found that it finds AND UNDERSTANDS certain 3D-fileformats too.

Try:

  • filetyp:dwg for AutoCAD files - Google even parses the file and gives descriptions derived from the content!
  • filetype:3ds for 3D-Studio files - again, then content is parsed
  • filetype:c4d gives you Cinema 4D files - but no content parsed
  • filetype:lwo finds LightWave files with descriptions
  • filetype:obj well, you have to hand-pick the 3D files from many non-3D-results...

I am VERY surprised that they even parse the contents of many 3D formats...

3:39 pm on Sep 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Forgot to mention: filetype:dxf gives another popular AutoCAD format with parsed content...
3:42 pm on Sep 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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AND UNDERSTANDS certain 3D-fileformats too.

It is highly likely to be just picking up whatever text fields are present in these file formats, everything else should be ignored.

9:27 am on Sep 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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That's basically what I call "understand". But... it's good, isn't it?
12:51 pm on Sep 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am not saying its bad - perhaps for some people searching for file of that format would be beneficial, but I doubt its mainstream feature and saying that Google understand 3D formats implies in my humble view far more than just using possibly stored bits of text.