[osg-users] What's the status of .osg files?

Robert Osfield robert.osfield at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 01:28:56 PDT 2018

Hi Alexandre,

Officially .osg and .ive are deprecated in favour of the native serializer
baed formats which are .osgt (ascii), .osgb (binary) and .osgx (xml
version).  The new serializer based formats were introduced in 3.0.

While the .osg and .ive formats are deprecated we're not about to remove
them from support, the deprecation is more about "don't use" these as they
can't support all the functionality that the modern native formats can.

For you own project I would recommend moving over to writing .osgt and
.osgb by default, and steadily moving over the models you have across.


On Fri, 2 Nov 2018 at 01:26, Alexandre Vaillancourt <
alexandre.vaillancourt.list at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all!
> At the place where I work, we've used OSG for about 10 years; first OSG
> 3.0 (I think), then 3.2, and we're now transitioning to 3.6. So some of our
> models are .osg's.
> For the first time, I'm the one who's building the solution and since I
> want to reduce the work done (i.e compilation/copy time), I've removed most
> of the things that we're not using (i.e. the plug-ins).
> I found myself removing the deprecated plug-ins via
> And then I haven't been able to load the .osg files in our software.
> - So I assume the .osg model files should no longer be used? (We're using
> that and .ive model files.)
> - If that's the case, what's the suggested replacement for text format
> models?
> - Do we know when the support will be completely removed from OSG?
> Thanks!
> --
> Alexandre Vaillancourt
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