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Does anybody know why Project Files are so much smaller than .vwxw or .vwx files?  The moment I do a "save as..." vwx, the file size doubles, sometimes more.  Even backups are bigger than the project file, and I'm used to those being stripped of their 3D geometry to save file size.

 

Cris Dopher

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Hi,

 

From what I've heard is that .vwxp are compressed files.

 

Eddi

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1 hour ago, Cris Dopher said:

Does anybody know why Project Files are so much smaller than .vwxw or .vwx files?  The moment I do a "save as..." vwx, the file size doubles, sometimes more.  Even backups are bigger than the project file, and I'm used to those being stripped of their 3D geometry to save file size.

 

Cris Dopher


One of the core purposes of Project Sharing was indeed to reduce file size. I believe that as @elepp stated above, that it is capable of more compression than the standard VWX format. You could confirm this though by attempting to zip the VWX version of the project file and see if it gets much smaller.

Resources within files like image based textures and HDR backgrounds dont compress well or at all, but documents loaded with plugins objects tend to get much smaller.

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