Animation Files, Types, Formats, Extensions

Animation Files, Types, Formats, Extensions

Extension Name Extension Type Category Dev.Company File Format Description
.3DS File Extension 3D Studio Scene 3D Image Autodesk Binary 3D Image format used by Autodesk 3D Studio; contains mesh data, material attributes, bitmap references, smoothing group data, viewport configurations, camera locations, and lighting information; may also include object Animation data.
.3DC File Extension 3DCrafter Scene File 3D Image Amabilis Software Binary Three-dimensional scene created by 3DCrafter, a 3D Modeling and Animation program formerly named 3D Canvas; includes the geometry of the scene and includes Shapes, materials, and lighting effects; used for creating 3D Images and Animations, and may be exported to an .AVI file.
.3D File Extension Survex 3D Cavern File GIS The Survex Project Unknown 3D file created by Survex, a program used for recording and visualizing cave system data; contains data that allows the software to visualize a 3D cave system; was generated from an .SVX file using the cavern program included with Survex.
.3D2 File Extension Stereo CAD-3D 2.0 Image File 3D Image N/A Unknown Three-dimensional image used by the second version of Stereo CAD-3D, an application for the Atari ST system; stores up to forty 3D objects; includes object color and lighting information; used as an earlier format for computer Animation.
.AVS File Extension AVS Preset File Settings Nullsoft Unknown Configuration file used by Advanced Visualization Studio (AVS), an audio visualizer for Winamp; contains settings for Animations that are created based on the music played within Winamp.
.ANI File Extension Windows Animated Cursor System Microsoft Binary Cursor Animation file used by the Windows operating system; contains image frames for the Animation sequence as a collection of .ICO files; similar to a .CUR file, but contains multiple images used for Animation.
.ANME File Extension Anime Studio Document Data Smith Micro Binary Animation project created with Anime Studio, a drawing and Animation program; stores the character model and graphics as well as a timeline and Animation keyframes; also supports imported audio, simulated physics, and special effects.
.APE File Extension AVS Plugin Effects File Plugin Nullsoft Unknown Component referenced by the Advanced Visualization Studio (AVS) plugin for Winamp; used for creating programmable visual Animations based on the music played by Winamp.
.ATX File Extension ArcGIS Attribute Index File GIS ESRI Unknown GIS file created by ArcGIS mapping and spatial Analysis software; saves an attribute index for a shapefile (.SHP) or a corresponding .DBF file.
.AN File Extension Adobe Edge Animate Project File Web Adobe Systems Text Project File created by Adobe Edge Animate, a program used for making animated webpage content; contains a multitrack timeline for animating webpage elements; incorporates jQuery (a JavaScript library) for enabling Animations; can be used as an alternative to creating webpages with Flash.
.AEP File Extension After Effects Project Video Adobe Systems Unknown Video editing project created with Adobe After Effects; contains a video composition that includes audio and Video Clips, a timeline, and various effects that can be applied to the Movie.
.AOI File Extension Art of Illusion 3D Scene 3D Image Peter Eastman Binary 3D Image file created by Art of Illusion, a free, open source 3D Modeling program; may contain 3D objects, textures, Animations, and other scene elements; references external images but does not store them in the AOI file itself.
.ANIMSET File Extension FaceFX Animation Set File 3D Image OC3 Entertainment Binary Facial Animation file created by FaceFX, a program used for animating facial expressions in video Games; often stores an Animation that is synchronized with human speech audio; enables realistic lip-synching for virtual video Game characters.
.ACF File Extension X-Plane Aircraft File Data Laminar Research Text Aircraft file used by X-Plane, a realistic flight simulator for pilots and simulator hobbyists; contains data that describes the properties of the aircraft, such as engine power, flight physics, mass properties, and limits.
.ANIM File Extension Maya Animation File 3D Image Autodesk Text 3D Animation file created by Maya, a professional 3D Modeling application; saves references to objects and their Animation properties; includes keyframes that specify anchor points of the Animation; also includes rotations and the timeline.
.ANIM File Extension Maya Animation File 3D Image Autodesk Text 3D Animation file created by Maya, a professional 3D Modeling application; saves references to objects and their Animation properties; includes keyframes that specify anchor points of the Animation; also includes rotations and the timeline.
.ANIM File Extension Maya Animation File 3D Image Autodesk Text 3D Animation file created by Maya, a professional 3D Modeling application; saves references to objects and their Animation properties; includes keyframes that specify anchor points of the Animation; also includes rotations and the timeline.
.A4P File Extension A4Desk Pro Project File Web Avanquest Software Binary Project File created by A4Desk Pro, a program used for making Flash websites without requiring in-depth knowledge of Flash; created from one of the templates included with A4Desk Pro and includes Flash Animations and interactive website content.
.AN8 File Extension Anim8or File 3D Image Steven Glanville Unknown Animation created with Anim8or, a 3D Modeling and character Animation program; supports texture mapping, shadows, lighting, fog, and other OpenGL effects.
.ANM File Extension 3D Animation File 3D Image N/A Unknown Contains detailed instructions for a 3D Animation; typically references one or more 3D object files which are animated using the directives in the ANM file; used by several older video Games as well as newer ones, such as those built for the Crytek CryENGINE.
.A2W File Extension Alice World Developer Carnegie Mellon University Zip 3D world created with Alice, a Java-based educational programming tool used for creating Animations and interactive Game; defines a three-dimensional space, or "world," that contains 3D objects; compressed in a standard .ZIP format.
.AGIF File Extension Active GIF Creator Project Raster Image Image Tools Group Unknown GIF Animation created with Active GIF Creator, a program for creating and optimizing animated .GIF images; contains a sequence of images that can be viewed and edited with Active GIF Creator.
.APR File Extension Apadana Project File Developer Javid Software Development Binary Project File created by Apadana, a Multimedia authoring application; contains text, graphics, objects, Animation settings, and other embedded Multimedia content; used for creating interactive presentations, user interfaces, and other Multimedia applications.
.AIR File Extension Adobe AIR Installation Package Executable Adobe Systems Binary Installer file format used for distributing Adobe AIR applications; AIR stands for "Adobe Integrated Runtime" and is a multi-platform environment for running Internet-based applications on the desktop.
.APNG File Extension Animated Portable Network Graphic Raster Image N/A Binary Unofficial extension to the Animated Portable Network Graphic (APNG) format; contains multiple frames (.PNG images) used for an Animation sequence; similar to an animated .GIF file, but also supports 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency.
.ANIMSET_INGAME File Extension FaceFX In-Game Animation Set File 3D Image OC3 Entertainment Unknown Animation file used by FaceFX, an application used for designing facial expressions for video Games; saves a stripped down version of an .ANIMSET file suitable for use in the target Game; removes all non-essential data so that the Animation is run efficiently by FaceFX.
.ACA File Extension Agent Character Animation File Data Microsoft Unknown Animation file created for Microsoft Agent, an interactive character Animation technology developed by Microsoft; contains Animation data that defines how the character moves and speaks; saved along with a corresponding .ACF file, which contains the character data.
.ASWS File Extension Avast! Skin File Settings AVAST Software Unknown File used by avast!, an antivirus program for desktop computers; contains program display properties for colors, textures, scale, Animation, transparency, and pop-ups; used for creating custom design skins for avast! windows.
.AD File Extension After Dark Screensaver Misc Berkeley Systems Unknown Screensaver run by the After Dark program; stores Animations that are displayed on the screen when the system is inactive for a certain amount of time; popular After Dark Screensavers include Flying Toasters and Bad Dog.
.A8S File Extension Anim8or Script 3D Image Steven Glanville Text Script created for Anim8or, a free 3D Modeling and character Animation program for Windows; saved in a Plain Text format and contains source code written in the ASL (Anim8or Scripting Language) syntax.
.ARC.LH File Extension Nintendo Archive File Data Nintendo Unknown Archive file used by Nintendo Wii Games, such as Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii; contains LH compressed Game properties, such as images, music, and Animations; can be edited to modify Gameplay.
.AN2 File Extension Croc Legend of the Gobbos Animation File Game Argonaut Software Binary File used by Croc Legend of the Gobbos, a 3D adventure Game where players control a crocodile named "Croc" through several levels; contains Animation sequences for the Game; can be found within the gdata/ani2 directory of the Game installation.
.CUR File Extension Windows Cursor System N/A Binary Cursor image or Animation used for the Windows mouse pointer; for example, may be an arrow (for general use), a spinning hourglass (for waiting periods), or an I-bar (for text editing); custom desktop themes (.THEME files) may change the cursor image/Animation, such as turning the hourglass into a watch.
.CFG File Extension Cal3D Model Configuration File 3D Image Cal3D Text Three-dimensional model configuration file used by Cal3D, an open source character Animation toolkit; saved in a Plain Text format and contains references to model components; used for putting all model components together.
.CFG File Extension Cal3D Model Configuration File 3D Image Cal3D Text Three-dimensional model configuration file used by Cal3D, an open source character Animation toolkit; saved in a Plain Text format and contains references to model components; used for putting all model components together.
.CAF File Extension Class Action Gradebook File Data CalEd Software Binary Gradebook file created by Class Action Gradebook, a program used for organizing classroom information; may contain student information, seating arrangements, homework assignments, awarded grades, and other class data.
.CLP File Extension CrazyTalk Clip File Data Reallusion Binary Motion clip created by CrazyTalk, a facial Animation program used for synchronizing speech audio with facial movements; saves a short clip of a facial expression recorded in real-time; used for inserting pre-recorded facial movements in the Animation timeline.
.CSF File Extension Adobe Color Settings File Settings Adobe Systems Binary Color management settings file used by Photoshop">Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; contains policies for color images, such as Web graphic color definitions, ColorSync colors, prepress colors for different countries, and other color settings; used for achieving color consistency between images and prints.
.CEL File Extension Affymetrix Probe Results File Data Affymetrix Text and Binary Data File created by Affymetrix DNA microarray image Analysis software; contains the data extracted from "probes" on an Affymetrix GeneChip; can store thousands of data points and may be large in file size; can be processed by software algorithms and visualized on a 2D grid as part of an overall genome experiment.
.CHR File Extension CryENGINE Character File 3D Image Crytek Unknown 3D Model file created by the CryENGINE SDK, a suite of applications used to build cross platform Games for PC and console systems; includes the mesh, skeleton position, vertex properties, and morph targets; used for creating human and alien characters, as well as modeled Game objects.
.CPY File Extension 3ds Max Copy Track File 3D Image Autodesk Unknown Animation file created by 3ds Max, a 3D Modeling and Animation program; saves an Animation track for selected objects from a biped (two-footed figure); includes the gestures and posture information; allows modelers to reuse biped poses and Animations.
.CAL File Extension CALS Raster Graphic Raster Image N/A Unknown 1-bit (black and white) raster image; can be uncompressed or compressed using CCITT group 4 compression; available in Type I and Type II versions, though Type I is more common.
.CMF File Extension Cal3D Binary Mesh File 3D Image Cal3D Binary Three-dimensional mesh file created using Cal3D, a character Animation library authored in C++; stores the 3D geometry of a character using polygons made up of nodes and edges; used for structuring the character.
.CPVC File Extension Adobe Captivate Video Composition Video Adobe Systems Unknown Video composition created and used by Captivate, a program used to develop interactive eLearning products; contains a Video Clip that can be copied, cut, or trimmed; may also include text captions, non-interactive objects, smart Shapes, images, Animations, and highlight boxes.
.CGA File Extension Crytek Geometry Animation File 3D Image Crytek Unknown File created by the Crytek CryENGINE SDK, a program suite used for making 3D Games; used for vehicle Animations rather than character Animations since it is not suited for skeletal bending parts that require skinned geometries; used with an Animation (.ANM) file to animate the vehicle.
.CHRPARAMS File Extension CryENGINE Character Parameters File 3D Image Crytek Unknown File created with the CryENGINE SDK, a program suite used for building 3D Games; contains references to the character Animation files (.CAF) as well as information about Animation events for the character that can be invoked when programming the Game.
.CTS File Extension CrazyTalk Script File Audio Reallusion Binary File used by CrazyTalk, a program used for 3D facial Animation; stores an audio clip as well as facial motion data that controls the lip-sync and facial expressions for the audio; used for inserting pre-recorded voice and facial motion clips into the Animation timeline.
.CTP File Extension CakePHP Template Developer Cake Software Foundation Text Template file used by CakePHP, a development framework for PHP Web applications; contains the PHP "view" code within the Model-View-Controller (MVC) software architecture design pattern; stores a template for how information is displayed in the Web application.
.CTPROJECT File Extension CrazyTalk Animator Project File Data Reallusion Binary Project File created by CrazyTalk Animator, a program used for making 2D cartoon Animations; saves actors, sounds, timelines, and Animation settings for the cartoon; can be exported to .WMV and .AVI formats when complete.
.CRZ File Extension Compressed Poser Character Rigging File 3D Image Smith Micro Unknown Compressed character information file created by Poser, a 3D figure and Animation program; contains information about figure joints, such as where and how much they bend.
.CLR File Extension Flash Color Set Misc Adobe Systems Unknown Palette of color swatches that can be loaded into Adobe Flash (previously developed by Macromedia); may include basic colors as well as radial and linear gradients; can be applied to objects within a flash (.FLA) Animation.
.CUI File Extension Autodesk Custom Workspace File Settings Autodesk Unknown Saves workspace settings for AutoCAD architectural drawing and engineering software as well as for 3ds Max 3D Modeling software; contains toolbar and menu configuration settings as well as the layout for windows and palettes; used for setting up the workspace for different modeling, rendering, and Animation tasks.
.CMZ File Extension Compressed Poser Camera Set File 3D Image Smith Micro Unknown Compressed camera set file used by Poser, a 3D figure modeling and Animation program; includes positions of cameras used by Poser; determines the viewing perspectives of a Poser model or scene.
.C4D File Extension Cinema 4D Model File 3D Image MAXON Computer Unknown Three-dimensional model created with Cinema 4D, a professional 3D Modeling and Animation program; can be exported to image-editing programs, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as video-editing programs, like After Effects and Final Cut Pro.
.CM2 File Extension Poser Camera Set File 3D Image Smith Micro Unknown Camera set file used by Poser, a 3D figure modeling and Animation program; contains camera positions for different cameras used by Poser; camera locations determines the viewing perspective of a 3D Model or scene.
.CGR File Extension CATIA Graphical Representation File CAD Dassault Systemes Unknown CAD file created by CATIA, a CAD application used for product design; saves the visualization of a design (.CATPART or .CATPRODUCT), but only stores the Geometrical information required to view the model instead of all the CAD data.
.CTM File Extension Star Wars Republic Commando Map File Game LucasArts Binary Map file used by Star Wars Republic Commando, a first-person shooter Game that uses the Unreal Engine gaming technology; contains a Game level, including terrain, buildings, obstacles, spawn points, and items; can be used to store custom maps.
.CURXPTHEME File Extension CursorXP Theme File Data Stardock Unknown File created by CursorXP, a mouse theme editor program allowing users to customize the look and feel of mouse cursors; contains mouse cursor graphics, effects, and trails as well as mouse movement, event, and Animation preferences; includes metadata such as author and version; contains cursor images as embedded .PNG files.
.CMV File Extension CorelMOVE Animation Video Corel Unknown Animation created by CorelMOVE, an application that allows users to create custom 2D Animations; contains an Animation, which includes actors, props, sounds, and cues.
.CAT4D File Extension Cinema 4D Catalog Data MAXON Computer Unknown Library created by Cinema 4D, a professional application that enables you to create 3D Models and Animations; contains only links to scenes, images, search results, presets, and other files.
.CTBODYFITTING File Extension CrazyTalk Animator Actor Fitting File Settings Reallusion Binary File created by CrazyTalk Animator, a 2D Animation and cartoon program; saves an actor whose head and body shape, control points, and mask information have been profiled by the software; created using the Actor Creator and Face Creator components.
.DBA File Extension CryENGINE Animation Database File Developer Crytek Binary File created by the CryENGINE SDK, a set of Game developer programs used for making PC and console Games; saves 3D character Animation data in a highly optimized and compressed format that is suitable for use with the final constructed Game.
.DAZ File Extension DAZ Studio 3D Scene 3D Image DAZ Productions Binary Three-dimensional scene created by DAZ Studio, a 3D Modeling program often used for creating virtual characters; may store a model of a person as well as the surrounding environment; can include poses, Animations, wardrobes, and lighting effects; used as the native scene format for DAZ Studio.
.DZP File Extension DirectorZone Particle Effect File Video CyberLink Binary File used by PowerDirector, a DVD authoring program; may contain static graphical objects, motion objects, or particles, which are video effect Animations; used for authoring dynamic content into DVD menus and menu navigation.
.DSS File Extension Digital Speech Standard File Audio International Voice Association Binary Audio file saved by a digital voice recorder or speech recognition program; stores voice audio data in a highly-compressed format; can be written in insert or overwrite mode; commonly used for professional transcript environments, such as law firms.
.DCK File Extension Resolume Deck File Video Resolume Binary File created by Resolume, a program used to create live audio-visual performances; contains a "deck," which is made up of channels, each of which use visual sources, such as Video Clips, flash Animations, live video feeds, and raster images; used to store a pre-configured collection of visual materials and their properties.
.DMC File Extension Datamartist Data Canvas File Data nModal Solutions Binary Document file created Datamartist, a data profiling tool used to analyze, combine, and manage data from multiple sources; can contain internal data sets as well as data transformation specifications in the form of transform blocks and connections between them.
.DMI File Extension BYOND Dream Maker Icon File Raster Image BYOND Binary Bitmap image used by BYOND, a Game engine used for creating and playing 2D online multiplayer Games; saves one or more icon graphic states as well as Animation information; used for Game graphics such as characters or objects that are visible on a map; similar to a sprite sheet.
.DPA File Extension DrawPlus Animation File Video Serif Unknown Two-dimensional Animation file created by DrawPlus, a graphics editing program; stores either a stopframe Animation (a flip book-like Animation), or a keyframe Animation (a set of anchor frames used by the computer to generate a smooth Animation); also supports visual effects and audio data.
.DXR File Extension Protected Macromedia Director Movie Video Adobe Systems Unknown Movie or Animation created with Macromedia Director; similar to a .DIR file, but is saved in a non-editable, or locked format; may be used for distributing Director files to users who do not need to edit the contents of the Director Movie.
.DIR File Extension Adobe Director Movie Video Adobe Systems Unknown Movie or Animation project created with Macromedia Director, which was acquired by Adobe in 2005; includes project resources, links to externally referenced files, scripting code, and the timeline, which determines how the Movie is played back.
.DWI File Extension Dance With Intensity Song File Data N/A Unknown Song data file for Dance With Intensity (DWI), a PC version of Dance Dance Revolution (DDR); includes song data, background Animations, and arrows that move with the rhythm of the song; supported by StepMania and other PC dance programs.
.DDD File Extension GLBasic 3D Data File 3D Image Dream Design Entertainment Binary File used by GLBasic, an application used to develop cross platform software with the BASIC programming Language; saves the vertices of a 3D object and can be rendered as part of a 3D Animation or as a static object in a GLBasic program.
.DLO File Extension 3ds Max Plug-in Plugin Autodesk Unknown Plugin file used by Autodesk 3ds Max, a 3D Modeling and Animation program; adds new features to the software, such as importers or exporters for a third-party 3D file formats; enables users to customize software capabilities.
.DGS File Extension Dagesh Pro Document Text TES Unknown Word processing Document created with Dagesh Pro, a Hebrew-English word processor; supports over 200 Hebrew True-Type fonts and spellcheck for 7 Languages; may include formatted text, wrap around graphics, background graphics, tables, and many other objects.
.DNC File Extension Windows Dancer File Video Microsoft Binary File used by Windows Dancer, a built-in program for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 used for animating lifelike three-dimensional dancers; contains 3D dancer graphics and Animations; may be downloaded in small, medium, or large sizes.
.DN1 File Extension Duke Nukem 1 Game Data File Game Apogee Software Binary File used by the original Duke Nukem Game released by Apogee Software in 1991; may store different kinds of Game data, including graphics, Animations, and level information (e.g., anim0.dn1, font1.dn1, and worldal1.dn1).
.ET File Extension Easiteach Lesson File Data Research Machines Unknown Teaching lesson created by Easiteach, a program that allows teachers to develop classroom lessons and deliver them through an interactive interface; contains lesson data such as layouts, navigation, images, text, themes, and Animations.
.FLA File Extension Adobe Flash Animation Developer Adobe Systems Unknown Editable Movie or Animation created with Adobe Flash; often saved as a .SWF file for use on the Web; the FLA file is the Editable Project file saved by the Flash development program; the SWF (or "swiff") file is a compressed format that is viewable in most Web browsers with the Flash plugin.
.FRM File Extension MySQL Database Format File Database MySQL Binary Contains the formatting information or structure data for a MySQL Database; specifies the tables stored in the Database and defines the fields and structure of each table.
.FRM File Extension MySQL Database Format File Database MySQL Binary Contains the formatting information or structure data for a MySQL Database; specifies the tables stored in the Database and defines the fields and structure of each table.
.FMP File Extension 123 Flash Menu Project Web Dreamingsoft Unknown Drop-down menu created with 123 Flash Menu, a Flash-based Web menu creation program; includes the menu style, fonts, colors, dimensions, sounds, Animations, etc; can be exported as a standard Flash (.SWF) file that can be inserted into a Web page.
.F4P File Extension Adobe Flash Protected Media File Video Adobe Systems Binary Protected media file created by Adobe Flash, an Animation and Multimedia application; contains MPEG-4 video data that has digital rights management (DRM) protection; used for exported proprietary videos that can be played back in Adobe Flash Player.
.FBQ File Extension Trine 2 Data File Data Frozenbyte Unknown File created for Trine 2, a fairytale puzzle platform Game; contains Game data, such as audio, Animations, textures, scripts, shaders, models and patches; preloaded with the Game and not meant to be manually opened.
.FTC File Extension FluxTime Clip File Video FluxTime Binary Animation clip created by FluxTime Studio, a program used in educational environments for making simple Animations; saves graphics and instructions for how the graphics move during the Animation; often gathered with other clips to comprise a clip library.
.FXS File Extension messiahStudio Scene File 3D Image pmG Unknown 3D scene created by messiahStudio Animation and rendering software; stores both model and Animation data; used for storing characters and their motions; can include meshes, textures, motions, lighting effects, and other model information.
.FAN File Extension Form•Z Animation File CAD AutoDesSys Binary Three-dimensional model Animation created by form•Z, a 3D Modeling program; stores a timeline with a series of frames and viewing perspectives; used to store virtual walkthroughs and demonstrations for site construction projects, building interior showcasing, and other demos.
.FXL File Extension CryENGINE Facial Expression Library 3D Image Crytek Unknown File created with the CryENGINE SDK, a program toolkit used for developing 3D Games; saves a library of facial expressions for a 3D character; can include talking expressions or looks of concern, happiness, anger, and others.
.FACEFX_INGAME File Extension FaceFX In-Game Actor File 3D Image OC3 Entertainment Unknown File used by FaceFX, an application used to create facial Animations for video Games; stores the stripped down version of the .FACEFX model that is suitable for use in the target video Game; designed to store only the information required by the actor; used as the publishing format for virtual characters.
.FXM File Extension messiahStudio Motion File 3D Image pmG Unknown 3D motion file created by messiahStudio, an application used for character modeling and Animation; saves motion data for a character in 3D space; enables constructed paths, rotations, and scales to be saved and reused.
.FSQ File Extension CryENGINE Facial Editor Sequence File 3D Image Crytek Unknown File created with the CryENGINE SDK, a developer program suite used for making 3D Games; saves keyframe Animation data for animating facial expressions for a character model; used for talking, laughing, and other facial movements.
.FLX File Extension FLIC Animation Video N/A Unknown Slight variation on the standard FLC Movie/Animation format; uses existing parts of previous frames to allow for faster transition between frames
.FLH File Extension FLIC Animation File Video N/A Unknown Video File saved in the FLIC Animation format; uses a compression algorithm optimized for Animation sequences; Lego Rock Raiders uses FLH files to store video and audio data.
.FLC File Extension FLIC Animation Video Autodesk Unknown Animation file based off the .FLI format, but supports larger Movies and other additional features; contains a Movie clip created by Autodesk Animation software, such as Animator Pro; images used in the Animation are compressed with RLE compression to reduce file size.
.FLI File Extension FLIC Animation Video Autodesk Binary Movie or Animation created by Autodesk Animation software, such as Animator Pro; uses lossless compression, which reduces the file size, but maintains the original quality.
.FAR File Extension The Sims Archive File Game N/A Binary Archive containing Game data used by The Sims, a life-simulation Game; contains a collection of objects used within the Game; examples include "Animation.far," "Textures.far," and "Objects.far."
.FLAM3 File Extension Fractal Flames File Data N/A XML Data File containing parameters used for auto-generating fractal images and Animations called "flames;" can be used as an alternative to the more common .FLAME extension; saved in an XML Format">XML Format and must be rendered by a software program before viewing the resulting image or Animation.
.FL3 File Extension Flash 3D File Misc Adobe Systems Unknown File used by Photoshop, a professional image editing application that also supports 3D object and Animation editing in its Extended version; saves Flash 3D data; is only supported by the Extended version of Photoshop, not the standard version.
.GLS File Extension Babylon Glossary File Data Babylon Text Glossary text file created by Babylon Glossary Builder, a program used to create Babylon glossaries; contains terms and their definitions in a proprietary text format; may also store alternates for each term; used to build .BGL binary glossary files.
.GLS File Extension Babylon Glossary File Data Babylon Text Glossary text file created by Babylon Glossary Builder, a program used to create Babylon glossaries; contains terms and their definitions in a proprietary text format; may also store alternates for each term; used to build .BGL binary glossary files.
.GLA File Extension Sothink SWF Easy Project File Data SourceTec Software Binary Project File created by Sothink SWF Easy, a program used for developing Web banners for Flash, HTML5, .AVI, and .GIF formats; supports text, images, audio, video, and Animation settings; also supports multiple animated "scenes," which can be thought of as slides in a Slideshow.
.GMF File Extension Leadwerks Game Model File 3D Image Leadwerks Binary 3D Model file created in the Game Model Format (GMF), a format used by the Leadwerks Game engine; contains both model and Animation data; used for storing 3D Game characters and their movements.
.GFX File Extension GFx Scaleform File Game Autodesk Binary Animation file used by video Games, such as Batman: Arkham Asylum and Mass Effect; similar to the .SWF file format; contains vector and raster graphics; also may include ActionScript interactive actions.
.GMS File Extension Gesture and Motion Signal File Data GMS Unknown Low-level, binary, minimal but generic format used to organize and store Gesture and Motion Signals in a flexible and optimized way; gesture-related signals are used in computer graphics, computer music, Animation, etc.
.GCX File Extension Grapher Graph File Data Apple Unknown 2D or 3D graph created with Grapher, a graphing program included with Mac OS X; can create graphs from standard, logarithmic, and polar equations; includes zooming and Animation capabilities.
.GR2 File Extension Granny 3D File Game RAD Game Tools Binary File created by version 2 of Granny 3D, a program used to create 3D gaming models and Animations; contains 3D textures, images, and Shapes; may be exported and used in a variety of other 3D content development tools.
.GRN File Extension Granny 3D File 3D Image RAD Game Tools Binary Three-dimensional model or Animation created with Granny 3D, a toolkit for building 3D Games; supports 3D meshes, texture mapping, and Animations; used in many 3D Games and can be viewed with Granny Viewer.
.GL File Extension GRASP Animation Video N/A Binary Animation format created by GRASP (Graphical System for Presentation), which was used in the 1980s and 1990s, but is not commonly used anymore.
.GRASP File Extension GRASP Animation Video N/A Binary Animation created by GRASP (Graphical System for Presentation) software.
.HYPE File Extension Hype Document Web Tumult Unknown Website project created by Hype, a program used for creating interactive, animated website content with HTML5; contains graphics, text, Animation timelines, and other content; used as the native project save format and can be exported to Web files for publishing on a webpage; commonly used for making advertisement banners.
.HIP File Extension Houdini Project File 3D Image Side Effects Software Text and Binary Project File created by Houdini, a three-dimensional modeling and Animation program; contains 3D shape definitions; may store points, lines, surfaces, fluids, and other objects; may also include project assets, such as embedded images; can be rendered into a 3D scene using Houdini.
.HTZ5 File Extension HyperMaker 5 Publication eBook Bersoft Binary EBook publication created by HyperMaker, a program used for generating publications from .HTML files; stores both the publication text and included Multimedia such as images, audio, video, and Flash Animations.
.H2O File Extension Battle Realms Game Data File Game Liquid Entertainment Binary Compressed Game data container file used by Battle Realms, an older real-time strategy Game developed by Liquid Entertainment and released by Ubisoft; can store various types of Game data, including sounds, models, Animations, terrain, textures, and other data.
.HTZ4 File Extension HyperMaker 4 Publication eBook Bersoft Binary Publication or eBook created from an .HTML Document using HyperMaker, a professional website compiler; includes text and related media, such as images, videos, Flash Animations, and PDFs.
.ICS File Extension Calendar File Misc N/A Text Universal calendar format used by several email and calendar programs, including Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, and Apple Calendar; enables users to publish and share calendar information on the Web and over email; often used for sending meeting requests to other users, who can import the events into their own Calendars.
.IV File Extension Open Inventor Scene Graph File 3D Image Visualization Sciences Group Text and Binary Scene graph file created by Open Inventor, an object-oriented toolkit used for developing 3D scenes and Animations; saved in a text format and contains "nodes," "fields," and their connections and properties; used to describe 3D objects and to compile them together into a scene.
.ISH1 File Extension Animation-ish Wiggledoodle-ish Document Data FableVision Binary Drawing doodle, or "Wiggledoodle-ish," created by Animation-ish, an educational drawing and Animation program; contains a sequence of three drawing frames, each of which can store brush strokes and color fills; can be animated in the software after the frames are drawn.
.ISH2 File Extension Animation-ish FlipBook-ish Document Data FableVision Binary Flipbook, or "Flipbook-ish," Document created by Animation-ish, a drawing creativity application; contains a sequence of frames, which are drawn by the user; can be animated in the software at multiple speeds.
.ISH3 File Extension Animation-ish Advanced-ish Document Data FableVision Binary Advanced drawing sequence, or "Advanced-ish," created by Animation-ish, a creative drawing application for K-12 students; stores a sequence of frames drawn by the student; used for storing creative thinking ideas and presenting them.
.IVE File Extension OpenSceneGraph Binary File 3D Image OSG Community Binary Three-dimensional model file created by OpenSceneGraph (OSG), an open source 3D graphics toolkit used for modeling and Animation; contains a 3D scene created with the software; used for visualizations, simulation, Games, virtual reality, and other modeling scenarios.
.IPN File Extension Inventor Presentation File CAD Autodesk Binary Presentation file created by Inventor, a CAD program used to develop and simulate mechanical designs; stores Animations and still shots of parts and assemblies used in a 3D design; may also store the viewing angle and distance, as well as Animation behaviors.
.IFL File Extension 3ds Max Image File List Misc Autodesk Text File created by 3ds Max, a 3D Modeling and Animation application; stores a sequence of image filenames in Plain Text; used for including single-frame bitmaps in a series of rendered frames; also used for generating animated bitmaps.
.ITM File Extension iThink Model File Data isee systems Unknown Business model created with iThink, a business management and planning program; used for modeling and simulating different business environments; may include workflow charts, supply and demand Animations, and other types of diagrams.
.IPROJECT File Extension iClone Project File Data Reallusion Binary Project File created by iClone, a program used for 3D Animation; contains project settings and assets such as backgrounds, props, avatars, Animations, music, and other editable 3D media files; used to save and load iClone projects; may be exported to video file formats, including .AVI and .WMV.
.IFP File Extension GTA Animation File Game Rockstar Games Binary Game Animation file used by Grand Theft Auto (GTA) III and subsequent GTA Games; may contain multiple Animations in a single file, and each Animation includes the 3D Model and Animation frames; used for Game cutscenes.
.ISMCLIP File Extension iStopMotion Animation Clip Video Boinx Software Binary Animation clip created by iStopMotion, a program used for making stop sequence Animation clips; stores a series of frames that comprise the Animation clip; also stores effects, audio, and any other Video Clip information.
.JAS File Extension Cheetah3D Model File 3D Image Cheetah3D Binary 3D Model file created by Cheetah3D, a 3D Modeling, rendering, and Animation program for Mac; contains three-dimensional objects, visual effects, and Animation properties; often used for digital art.
.JCZ File Extension Liquid Motion Animation Web Microsoft Unknown Web Animation, which may contain both text and images; uses a Java engine, compatible with multiple platforms; created by the discontinued Microsoft Liquid Motion program.
.KMCOBJ File Extension Kinemac Sprite Object 3D Image Kinemac Unknown 3D object that can be imported into a Kinemac Animation; can be dragged onto the Stage window after opening or creating a .KMC file; may contain references to images or Video Clips that have been applied to the sprite.
.KMC File Extension Kinemac Animation File 3D Image Kinemac Unknown 3D Animation created with Kinemac, a 3D realtime Animation and presentation program for Mac OS X; may include textured three-dimensional models, text, and sprites; also contains an Animation timeline that defines the motion of each object in the Animation.
.KFN File Extension KaraFun Karaoke File Audio Recisio Binary File created by KaraFun, a program for editing and playing back karaoke music; saved in a proprietary format and contains MIDI audio as well as lyrics text and display Animation settings; used for playing karaoke songs.
.KBD File Extension 3ds Max Keyboard Shortcuts File Settings Autodesk Unknown File created by 3ds Max, a 3D Modeling and Animation program; contains hotkeys and other keyboard shortcuts for menus and functions in the application; can be the default configuration installed by the program, or a custom configuration created by the user.
.KTZ File Extension Kahootz Project File 3D Image ACTF Unknown Project File created by Kahootz, an educational program that allows students to create and explore 3D worlds; saves a 3D scene and can include Animation sequences; often used for creating small puzzles or Games.
.KTN File Extension KTooN Animation Project File Video KTooN Binary Project File created by KTooN, a 2D Animation program; saves an Animation timeline and supports both vector and raster graphics; can be exported to .OGV, .AVI, .MPG, and .SWF formats when complete; sometimes used for distributing free 2D Animation content.
.KF2 File Extension Max Payne Resource File Game Rockstar Games Unknown Game resource file used by Max Payne, a violent, third-person shooter noir video Game; contains weapon models, projectiles, skyboxes and keyframe Animations.
.LWS File Extension LightWave 3D Scene File 3D Image NewTek Unknown Three-dimensional scene created with LightWave 3D, a 3D Modeling, Animation, and rendering program; includes information about object positions and movements, as well as cameras and their movements.
.LIB4D File Extension Cinema 4D Preset Library Data MAXON Computer Unknown Library created by Cinema 4D, a professional application that enables you to create 3D Models and Animations; contains one or more presets that can be inserted into a scene by the user; includes pre-defined or custom made objects such as images, pencil marks, skies, brick shaders, body paint gradients, and 3D balloons.
.LT2 File Extension Poser Light Set File 3D Image Smith Micro Unknown Contains lighting information used by Poser, a 3D character modeling and Animation program; may include lights, such as spotlights and distant lights; light set files created with Poser 6 and later may also contain point lights and image-based lights.
.LTZ File Extension Compressed Poser Light Set File 3D Image Smith Micro Unknown Compressed lighting information file used by Poser, a 3D character modeling and Animation program; includes light data, such as spotlights and distant lights; Poser 6 and later may also contain point lights and image-based lights.
.LUCIDCOLORSET File Extension Lucid Color Set File Data The Escapers Unknown File created for Lucid, a JavaScript Animation builder program; contains data referenced by the Lucid program to configure colors of objects in the program, for e.g., the Google Map button.
.LTG File Extension LaserTank Graphics File Game JEK Software Binary Graphics file used by LaserTank, a 2D puzzle Game; saves a sprite sheet that can be used for "skinning" the Game with a different appearance; contains images for the tank, level objects, and sprite Animations.
.MAX File Extension 3ds Max Scene File 3D Image Autodesk Binary Three-dimensional scene file created by 3ds Max, a 3D Modeling, Animation, and rendering application; may contain multiple models that include wireframes, textures, lighting effects, shading, Animation, and other 3D design elements; used for developing professional graphics for Games, film, and television.
.MDD File Extension Point Oven Deformation Data File 3D Image Point Oven Binary Model data file used by Point Oven, a commercial suite of plugins used for transferring vertex and fcurve data between modeling programs; saves "baked" vertex data for every Animation frame of a specified mesh; allows actual vertex mesh positions, or deformations, to be exchanged between other programs that have Point Oven MDD support.
.MA File Extension Maya Project File 3D Image Autodesk Text Project File created with Maya, a 3D Modeling and Animation program; defines the geometry, lighting, Animation, and rendering properties of a 3D scene; MA files are saved in an ASCII text format, while binary Maya project files use the .MB extension.
.MAT File Extension MATLAB MAT-File Data The MathWorks Binary Binary data container format used by MATLAB; may include arrays, variables, functions, and other types of data; can be saved in different formats by choosing a version within the MATLAB Preferences (select General → MAT-Files).
.MB File Extension Maya Binary Project File 3D Image Autodesk Binary Project File created with Maya, a 3D Modeling and Animation program; contains three-dimensional models, textures, lighting properties, and Animation data; saved in a binary format instead of the ASCII text format used by Maya .MA files.
.MW File Extension Maple Worksheet Data Maplesoft XML Worksheet created with Maple, a technical computing software program; may include advanced mathematics equations, graphs, plots, Animations, user comments, and other data; encoded in an XML Format">XML Format.
.MNG File Extension Multiple Network Graphic Raster Image N/A Binary An extension of the .PNG image format that uses indexed colors and supports image Animations; similar to an animated .GIF file, but uses higher compression and features full alpha support (multi-level transparency).
.MUL File Extension Ultima Online Multi File Game Origin Systems Binary Game File used by Ultima Online, one of the earlier massively multiplayer online (MMO) Games; may save various kinds of data, including graphics, Animation data, maps, and Game items; also used for applying Game patch updates.
.MTZ File Extension MIUI Theme System MIUI Binary Android phone theme used by MIUI (pronounced "Me UI"), a program used for modifying the firmware, or "ROM," of Android devices; saves a theme that customizes the look of the Android interface.
.MS3D File Extension MilkShape 3D Model 3D Image Chumbalum Soft Unknown Three-dimensional model created with MilkShape 3D, a low-polygon 3D Modeler; contains a 3D Model that includes skeleton, surface, and texture data; may also include 3D Animation data; can be exported to several different 3D formats.
.MOHO File Extension Anime Studio Animation Project Data Smith Micro Binary Animation project created by early versions of Anime Studio, a Animation program used designed for creating anime Movies; includes layers, objects, and a timeline; may also include styles and effects that can be applied to objects used in the video.
.M2 File Extension World or Warcraft Model Object Game Blizzard Entertainment Unknown 3D Model format used by World of Warcraft, an online multiplayer adventure Game; describes the vertices, faces, textures, materials, and Animation capabilities of a single model; used for players, creatures, and doodads (decoration objects) within the Game.
.MANI File Extension Mine-imator Project File Video Mine-imator Binary File created by Mine-imator, a program used for making Minecraft Animations; used as a project file and contains the Animation timeline as well as the mobs, items, and terrain for the scene; can be exported to an .AVI video when complete.
.MPJ File Extension RoboHelp HTML Project Data Adobe Systems Unknown Project File created by older versions of RoboHelp, a help content authoring application; contains help content such as table of contents, written help information, and searchable indexes; commonly used in the process of generating software help manuals.
.MCR File Extension Tecplot Macro Executable Tecplot Unknown Macro file used by Tecplot, a program used for scientific computation and visualization; saves instructions that automate the workflow of computing and visualizing data; enables repetitive tasks to be run automatically.
.MIX File Extension Command & Conquer Data File Game Westwood Studios Unknown Game data file used by the Command & Conquer (C&C) real-time strategy Games; may contain Game scenarios, Movies, music, and sounds; examples of MIX files installed with C&C Games include "conquer.mix," "local.mix," "Movies.mix," and "music.mix."
.MAXC File Extension 3ds Max Container File 3D Image Autodesk Binary File created by 3ds Max, a software package used for 3D Modeling and Animation; stores a collection of 3D objects, including their properties; allows modelers to organize scene objects into groups; also allows object groups to be shared.
.MOT File Extension LightWave Motion File 3D Image NewTek Text 3D motion file created by LightWave, a professional graphics application used for rendering animated and still 3D Images; saved in a Plain Text format and contains movement keyframes for an object or camera; used for saving Animation coordinates.
.MD5ANIM File Extension id Tech 4 Model Animation File 3D Image id Software Text 3D Animation file used by id Tech 4, the Game engine used for Doom 3 and Quake 4; contains Animation sequence data for a 3D mesh stored in a corresponding .MD5MESH file; saved in a Plain Text format; used for creating motions for Game characters, weapons, creatures, and other Game objects.
.MTX File Extension MadTracker 2 Extension Plugin N/A Unknown Adds extra features or additional format support to the MadTracker audio tracker.
.MHTML File Extension MIME HTML File Web N/A Binary Web page archive format saved from a .HTML file and encoded with .MIME encoding; includes resources linked from the Web page, such as images, Flash Animations, Java applets, Audio Files, etc; can be opened and viewed without being online.
.MPROJ File Extension Mine-imator Project Video Mine-imator Binary Project File created by Mine-imator, a Minecraft Animation creation program; contains items, mobs (players), and terrain for the scene; includes an Animation timeline, project description, and screen resolution; can be exported to an .AVI video when complete.
.MD3 File Extension Quake 3 3D Model Game id Software Unknown Three-dimensional model format used by Quake III Arena, a first-person shooter Game; used primarily for player and character models; includes frame, vertex, surface, and shading data; also contains Animation data that defines the possible movements of the model.
.MCO File Extension Live Messenger Winks File Misc Microsoft Unknown Contains Flash-based Animations, called Winks, that can be sent using Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger); similar to sending an emoticon, but can be a much larger Animation.
.MVI File Extension AutoCAD Movie Command File Misc Autodesk Unknown Contains instructions and commands for a Movie or Animation created with AutoCAD, a 3D-modeling program; generated by AutoFlix, an Animation add-on for early versions of AutoCAD.
.MCMETA File Extension Minecraft Animation File Game Mojang Text Animation configuration file read by Minecraft, a popular Game where the user breaks and places blocks in order to build structures and explore the virtual world; contains Animation information used to create the look of the Minecraft world.
.MLL File Extension Maya Plugin Plugin Autodesk, Inc. Binary Plugin referenced and executed by Autodesk Maya, a 3D Animation program; contains a set of procedures run by the program; functions very similar to a .DLL file.
.MISSION File Extension Vega Strike Mission File Game The Vega Strike Team XML File used by Vega Strike, a free space simulator Game where players trade, battle, and explore in outer space; contains a mission, which may include the starting position, objectives, and references to resource files, such as Game scripts.
.MANM File Extension Vietcong Game Data File Game Pterodon Binary Game data file used by Vietcong, a first-person shooter (FPS) Game set during the Vietnam War; contains scripted movements for actions in the Game, such as throwing a grenade or reloading a weapon; used for storing Game Animations.
.MVR File Extension IBM HotMedia Multimedia File Web IBM Binary Published Multimedia file created by HotMedia, an older program used to develop Web Animations; stores a Multimedia package, including video and Audio Files, Animation settings, and Java .CLASS files required to play the Animation.
.NK File Extension NUKE Script Developer The Foundry Text Script written for NUKE or NUKEX, a program used for creating high-quality film and Animations; saves a set of instructions for composing an Animation; can include node creation and steps for motion and effects; can be visually edited in the NUKE software or hand coded in a text editor.
.NSS File Extension Magentic Screensaver File Misc Perion Unknown Screensaver file used by Magentic, a free desktop background and Screensaver program; includes images and Animations that run when the computer has been idle for a set amount of time; may be included with the Magentic software or downloaded from the Internet.
.NSBCA File Extension Nintendo DS Model Animation File Game N/A Unknown Contains Animation instructions for a Nintendo DS model (.NSBMD file); provides three-dimensional movement for the model, allowing it to be viewed at different angles; typically has the same filename as the corresponding ".nsbmd" file.
.N3D File Extension Nuclear 3D File 3D Image Nuclear Glory Binary 3D Model or scene used by Games created with Nuclear Glory Game development software; saves the 3D Image and Animation information in a format optimized for use by the Game engine; used for saving characters, terrain, and other 3D objects.
.NSBTA File Extension Nintendo DS Texture Animation File 3D Image N/A Unknown File used by Nintendo DS video Games; contains data that specifies texture Animation, such as a boost pad Animation on a Super Mario Kart race track; enables the texture appearance to change without affecting the 3D geometry of the base model.
.OGF File Extension S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Model File 3D Image GSC Game World Binary 3D Model file used by S.T.A.L.K.E.R. first-person shooter Games; stores 3D meshes and Animation data; used for Game models such as characters, weapons, terrain, and environmental objects.
.OAM File Extension Adobe Edge Animate Widget File Web Adobe Systems Zip Animated widget created by Adobe Edge Animate, a program that uses HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript technologies to create animated Web content; contains Shapes, images, and other content, as well as a timeline for playing the Animation; can be created by publishing from an Edge Animate project (.AN file).
.OBZ File Extension Compressed 3D Object File 3D Image Smith Micro Binary Compressed three-dimensional object file used by Poser, a 3D art and Animation program; contains points, polygons, texture maps, and other object information; compresses an .OBJ files for reduced storage.
.PPTX File Extension PowerPoint Open XML Presentation Data Microsoft Zip Presentation file created by Microsoft PowerPoint, a program used to create slide show presentations; contains a collection of slides, including their text, images, formatting, Animations, drawn objects, and other media; commonly used in business meetings, marketing applications, and academic classroom settings.
.PMD File Extension PageMaker Document Page Layout Adobe Systems Binary Page layout file created with Adobe PageMaker, a program used for creating professional publications such as newsletters and brochures; contains formatted text, images, and drawn objects; can import images created in other Adobe programs.
.PMD File Extension PageMaker Document Page Layout Adobe Systems Binary Page layout file created with Adobe PageMaker, a program used for creating professional publications such as newsletters and brochures; contains formatted text, images, and drawn objects; can import images created in other Adobe programs.
.PHN File Extension Algodoo Phun Phunlet Game Algoryx Simulation Unknown Animation scene, or "phunlet," created with Phun, a 2D physics creation program; saved in a text format that contains objects and object properties.
.PMM File Extension MikuMikuDance PolygonMovieMaker File Data MikuMikuDance Binary 3D dance Animation project created by MikuMikuDance, a dance Animation program originally created in Japanese; contains model, Animation, and music settings for a 3D dance routine; supports multiple dancers in the same scene.
.PREFAB File Extension Unity Prefab File 3D Image Unity Technologies Binary Prefabricated object file used by Unity, a 3D Game development application; contains a 3D object and its properties and may be dropped into any scene; allows developers to reuse objects and Animations between scenes and projects.
.PSA File Extension Unreal Engine Skeletal Animation File 3D Image Epic Games Binary File used by the Unreal Engine, a 3D gaming engine used to develop first-person shooter Games such as Unreal Tournament; contains 3D Model Animation settings for a .PSK file; used by the Unreal Engine to animate imported 3D Models.
.PDE File Extension Processing Development Environment Source Code File Developer Processing Text Source Code file written in the Processing programming Language; may contain functions, variables, and other programming constructs; used for storing Processing programs, called "sketches," and running them within the Processing IDE; can be used for programming images, Animations, and interactions.
.PWT File Extension AutoCAD Publish To Web Template CAD Autodesk Unknown Drawing publishing template created by AutoCAD, a 2D and 3D design and drawing application; stores settings for publishing a drawing (.DWG file) to a Web HTML format; includes the properties for images, text, hyperlinks, colors, Web page titles, and video Animations; used for publishing Web Drawings with the same formatting.
.PZ3 File Extension Poser Scene File 3D Image Smith Micro Unknown 3D scene format used by Poser, an interactive 3D figure design and Animation program; used for portraying human diversity, form and expression; contains information about figures, props, lighting, camera angles, and motion.
.PP2 File Extension PingPlotter Data File Data Nessoft Unknown Stores data collected by PingPlotter, a visual traceroute network troubleshooting tool; allows network problems to be identified and monitored using a graphical display; lists each location, or hop, that data moves through from its starting point to its destination; includes IP addresses, DNS names, and response times.
.PIC File Extension Generic Picture File Raster Image N/A Binary Bitmap image created by IBM Lotus or a variety of other applications; possible programs include Advanced Art Studio, Micrografx Draw, and SoftImage 3D; should not be confused with the .PICT format.
.PYXEL File Extension Pyxel Image Document Raster Image Daniel Kvarfordt Zip Image file created and used by Pyxel Edit, a pixel art drawing application that can create images and Animations; contains a pixel image with one or more image layers made up of tiles.
.PJS File Extension TestComplete Project Suite File Settings SmartBear Unknown Settings File used by TestComplete, an application that enables users to test a variety of desktop, mobile, and web applications; stores common settings, such as what information is displayed in the TestComplete panels, for a project suite.
.PIV File Extension Pivot Stickfigure Animation Video Pivot Unknown Native Animation format used by Pivot Stickfigure Animator, a program for creating stick figure Animations; contains stick figures that have moveable parts, or "joints," which can be moved and saved as individual Animation frames.
.PX File Extension Pixel Image File Raster Image Pixel Unknown Image file saved by the Pixel image editor, a multi-platform image editing, photo retouching, graphics manipulation, and Animation program; supports layers, paths, channels, masks, and selections; may also include adjustment and effects layer like a Photoshop (.PSD) Document.
.PZZ File Extension Compressed Poser Scene File 3D Image Smith Micro Unknown Compressed scene file created with Poser, a 3D figure design and Animation program; includes information such as figures, props, lighting, camera angles, and motion saved in the file.
.PPZ File Extension Compressed Poser Prop File 3D Image Smith Micro Unknown Compressed prop or object referenced by a model or Animation created with Poser, a 3D human modeling program; may contain either geometry data or a reference to a .OBJ files that includes geometry information.
.PXR File Extension Pixar Image File Raster Image Pixar Binary Uncompressed raster image format used by Pixar workstations; stores image data in RGB or grayscale with 8 bits per channel; developed in 1986 by Pixar and has been used for computer Animation and medical imaging purposes.
.PNT File Extension MacPaint File Raster Image Apple Binary Black and white bitmap image created with the Macintosh paint program, MacPaint; discontinued after the release of Mac OS 7.0.
.PAT0 File Extension Wii Texture Pattern File Game N/A Unknown Pattern file used by Nintendo Wii Games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart; contains texture patterns referenced by the Game to create Animations; often found within a .BRRES resource package file; similar to .MDL0 and .PLT0 files.
.PT File Extension Panther Project File Misc The Panther Team Binary Project File saved by Panther, a visual programming toolkit used to create small interactive Games; contains all Game information, including variables, motion instructions, logic, sounds, and other Game assets; used for developing interactive stories, Animations, Games, music, and art.
.RP File Extension Axure RP Project File Data Axure Software Solutions Binary Project File created by Axure RP, a wireframing and prototyping tool; contains a diagram that may include text fields, buttons, images, and other visual elements; used for creating mockups and preliminary designs before implementation.
.RSR File Extension Poser Model Preview File Raster Image Smith Micro Binary Preview image of a 3D Model created with Poser, a 3D Model rendering and Animation program; provides a thumbnail preview image of the model in the Library palette; saved with the same filename as the file it represents, except for the extension.
.RDS File Extension Ray Dream Studio Scene File 3D Image DAZ Productions Binary 3D scene created by Ray Dream Studio, an older 3D Drawing and Animation program originally developed by MetaCreations; contains three-dimensional objects and Animation settings; supports lighting, textures, shading, and other effects.
.SWF File Extension Shockwave Flash Movie Video Adobe Systems Binary Animation created with Adobe Flash; may contain text as well as vector and raster graphics; also may include interactive content written in ActionScript; can be played by Flash Player or with a web browser that has the Flash plugin installed.
.SQF File Extension ArmA Script File Game Bohemia Interactive Text Script created for ArmA, a series of tactical military simulation Games; contains functions and commands that can be used to modify the Gameplay; processed by the ArmA engine when a mission is loaded.
.SWI File Extension SWiSH Project File Video SWiSHzone.com Unknown Flash project developed with Swish, an easy-to-use Flash authoring tool; can be used to create basic Flash Animations, interactive Flash programs, and Web-oriented Flash projects that can access Database information; may also be used to convert video and PowerPoint files to Flash Documents.
.SVGZ File Extension Compressed SVG File Vector Image Adobe Systems Binary Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG) file compressed with GZIP compression; contains graphics data in an XML Format">XML Format; supports graphical elements including transparency, gradients, Animations, and filters.
.STYKZ File Extension Stykz Animation Data Sons of Thunder Software Unknown Animation created with Stykz, a free multiplatform stick figure Animation program similar to Pivot StickFigure Animator; contains lines and Shapes that can be animated frame-by-frame.
.STYK File Extension Stykz Stick Figure Data Sons of Thunder Software Unknown Stick figure created with Stykz, a simple Animation program; also called a "Stykz figure;" contains a single stick figure or object designed with Stykz; saved in a standard format that can be shared between Stykz users.
.SPL File Extension FutureSplash Animation Video N/A Binary Animation created with FutureWave FutureSplash Animator; a precursor to Adobe Flash; compatible with Flash Player.
.SSP File Extension SlideShow Creator Project File Data Bolide Software XML Multimedia project created by SlideShow Creator, a free program used for making personal Slideshows; saves references to digital images and Audio Files, as well as information about transitions and effects; can be exported to .AVI, .WMV, and .MKV formats and supports HD resolution.
.SC4LOT File Extension SimCity 4 Lot File Game Electronic Arts Binary File used by SimCity 4, a city simulation Game; stores the location of building and props on a city lot; also includes information about Animations and the placement of textures on models; used for storing custom lots that can be played in the Game.
.SB2 File Extension Scratch 2.0 Project File Developer MIT Binary Program created with Scratch, an application development platform created at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); contains Scratch programming Language code used for creating stories, small Games, and Animations; contents of the file include sprites, scripts, costumes, and sounds; replaces the original Scratch .SB file.
.SFF File Extension M.U.G.E.N. Sprite File Game Elecbyte Binary Graphics file used by M.U.G.E.N., a freeware 2D fighting Game engine; stores sprites, which are graphics that store the Animation states for a fighter or other animated object; can store sprites for jumping, kicking, punching, running, or other movements.
.SDL File Extension Scene Description Language File Data N/A Text File format used by ray tracing, GIS, and mapping programs such as Autodesk MapGuide; specifies the elements required to render a scene, such as models, lights, and Animations; may vary in format depending on the specific implementation of the Scene Description Language (SDL), but is generally stored in ASCII text or XML.
.SKBA File Extension SketchBook Pro Animation File Misc Autodesk Unknown Animation created by SketchBook Pro, a sketching, drawing, and painting application; contains a Flipbook Animation, which includes foreground, midground, background, and background color layers with illustrated content; also stores Animation presets, pixel dimensions, Playback frames per second, and frame numbers.
.SPRITE2 File Extension Scratch 2.0 Sprite File Raster Image MIT Unknown Graphics file used by Scratch, an educational program used for developing creative programming skills; contains an image as well as Animation settings for the image, such as scripts, costumes, sounds, and custom blocks.
.SPA File Extension MikuMikuDance Sphere Mapping File Raster Image MikuMikuDance Binary 3D Model effects file used by MikuMikuDance, a dance and rhythm synchronization Game; saved as a .BMP image but uses the ".spa" extension instead; used for adding a shiny look to 3D Model features such as hair or clothes.
.SWT File Extension Flash Generator Template Video Adobe Systems Unknown Template used by Adobe Flash, a Multimedia authoring program; often used as a starting point for creating a Flash Animation; may also be be used for buttons or other items that can be imported into an existing Flash Animation.
.SWA File Extension Shockwave Audio Audio Adobe Systems Binary Audio file originally created for Macromedia Shockwave (now Adobe Shockwave), the predecessor to Flash; saves audio data in a compressed format similar to an .MP3 file; originally used as the audio portion of Flash (.SWF) Animations.
.SBK File Extension SWiSH Project Backup File Video SWiSHzone.com Unknown Backup of a SWiSH Project (.SWI) file, a custom Flash Animation format; created automatically by the SWiSH authoring program in case the original project file is lost or corrupted.
.STK File Extension Stickfigure Animator File Data Pivot Unknown Two-dimensional stick figure model created with Stickfigure Animator, a stick figure Animation program; includes a bitmap image with different motion points that can be moved or animated; can be used to create a chain of Animation frames that can be saved as an animated .GIF file.
.STR File Extension dBASE Structure List Object File Data dataBased Intelligence Unknown Text File that defines the structure of a dBASE Database; contains a list of all objects that can be included in the Database file; includes the number, names, and widths of each field in the Database.
.SPT File Extension SpeedTree Tree Data File CAD Interactive Data Visualization Unknown Contains procedural tree data used by SpeedTreeCAD, a tree modeling program; includes information required to construct the tree geometry, as well as data for LOD implementation, wind Animation, and cloning.
.SPRITE File Extension SuperTux Sprite File Game SuperTux Unknown Sprite referenced by SuperTux, a sidescroller video Game similar to Super Mario Bros; formatted as a text file and contains a set of actions for a character, including references to images files that make up the sprite.
.SKL File Extension Maya Skeleton File 3D Image Autodesk Unknown Three-dimensional skeleton file used by Maya, a 3D Modeling and Animation program; defines the basic structure and movements of a 3D character created with Maya.
.SI File Extension Softimage Image File 3D Image Autodesk Binary File created by Softimage, a character Animation and effects software; stores the graphics for the character in a proprietary format; used for creating 2D or 3D Animations.
.SRT0 File Extension Wii Texture Animation File Game N/A Binary File used by some Nintendo Wii Games including Mario Kart Wii; contains texture Animation data, which specifies how the appearances of 3D object surfaces change over time; can be opened with BrawlBox on the PC.
.SETUP File Extension CryENGINE Character Setup File Developer Crytek Unknown File used by the CryENGINE SDK, a collection of programs used for building 3D Games for PC and console systems; used with a .CAL and .IK file for configuring the character Animation data for a Game.
.TRI File Extension FaceGen Polygonal Model File 3D Image Singular Inversions Binary 3D Model file created by FaceGen, an application used to create 3D human faces; contains a polygonal mesh for a human head; may also contain morphs, which are used for facial Animations; often used for creating video Game characters.
.T3D File Extension Unreal Engine 3D Object File 3D Image Epic Games Text File used by the Unreal Engine, a program that allows to create multi-player first person shooter Games; contains a text list of Unreal map objects, also known as map actors; used to describe different objects and place them in an Unreal map.
.TVSHOW File Extension BoinxTV TV Show Video Boinx Software Unknown File used by BoinxTV, a video editor used to produce broadcasts such as sermons, lectures, podcasts, newscasts, and more; contains a TV show project created by the user or as a default template; includes TV show settings and aspects, such as text content, graphics, and Animations, that make up the show presentation.
.TGD File Extension Terragen Project File Data Planetside Software XML Project created by Terragen, a landscape and Animation generation program; contains objects, terrain, shaders, water, atmosphere, lighting, camera angles, and node network elements that make up the landscape scenes created by Terragen.
.TDA3MT File Extension DivX Author Template File Video DivX Unknown Template for creating a new DVD-like DivX Movie with DivX Author; includes a background image, pre-formatted text, full-motion menus, and other Animations; can be customized by adding other media and saved as a .DIVX video file.
.TGC File Extension Terragen Node Clip File Data Planetside Software Unknown Clip created by Terragen, a landscape and Animation generation program; contains nodes, which are like pieces of your scene, saved separately from the entire scene that can be inserted easily into a project; includes functions like surface shaders and complex terrains that can be inserted into the scene.
.TME File Extension Bryce Time File 3D Image DAZ Productions Binary Animation file used by Bryce, a 3D Modeling program; contains motion settings for the Animation of a 3D Model; used for storing default or user-defined custom time curves.
.TN1 File Extension Tiny Low Resolution Image Raster Image Atari Binary Animated bitmap image used by Atari ST systems, which were discontinued in 1993; stores one or more bitmap frames as well as the speed and duration for the Animation sequence; used for creating low resolution animated images.
.TNY File Extension Atari Tiny Image Raster Image Atari Binary Animated image sequence used by Atari ST systems, which were discontinued in 1993; includes multiple bitmap Animation frames, as well as the duration and speed for the sequence; used for creating animated images with various resolutions.
.UKX File Extension Unreal Animation Package Game Epic Games Binary 3D character Animation created for action Games that use the Unreal 3D rendering engine; contains 3D meshes, materials, and Animation data; can be built and edited using the Animation Browser included with the Unreal Editor (UnrealEd).
.UVW File Extension UVW Coordinates File Data N/A Text File created for Autodesk 3ds Max, a 3D Modeling, rendering, and Animation program; contains mapping coordinates to indicate to the Autodesk 3ds Max program where to cut the .BMP texture map and place it on the object.
.UGA File Extension Ulead GIF Animator File Raster Image Ulead Unknown Project File created by Ulead GIF Animator, a GIF Animation tool for web pages, presentations, etc.; contains a GIF Animation project; project features held within the file include objects, text, and shape insertion; creates .GIF files.
.VMD File Extension Covox Raw Sample Audio N/A Unknown Raw 8-bit audio sample format used by Covox Speech Thing and other audio products; an unformatted version of a Covox .VMF file.
.VTX File Extension Anim8or 3D Model 3D Image Steve Glanville Unknown Three-dimension model created with Anim8or, a 3D Modeling and Animation program; saved in a basic 3D "vertex" format than is recognized by several other 3D design programs; also supported by Game Maker, a Game development program.
.VLW File Extension Processing Font File Font Processing Binary Font File created by Processing, a program used for making images and Animations; saves a collection of glyphs that were converted from another system font (Tools → Create Font in Processing); can be inserted into sketches and Animations.
.WPP File Extension WebPlus Project File Web Serif Unknown Website Development project created with Serif WebPlus, a graphic-based Web design program; WebPlus pages may contain text, images, podcasts, YouTube Videos, Flash Animations, secure pages, e-Commerce functionality, and dynamic content.
.WBA File Extension WindowBlinds Compressed Skin Misc Stardock Zip Custom skin or theme created with WindowBlinds, a program used for customizing the interface of the Windows operating system; can alter the look of window borders, title bars, task bars, progress Animations, toolbar icons, the Start menu, and other aspects of Windows.
.WBS File Extension WebBlender Project File Web Tech4Learning Unknown Project created by WebBlender, an interactive, kid-friendly presentation and web site creation program; contains a WebBlender site, which holds features such as pages, images, text, Shapes, buttons, and Animations; published as .HTML files.
.WEAP File Extension Quake 3 Engine Weapon File Game id Software Text Weapon description file used by id Tech 3 (Quake III engine) Games; contains plain-text definition for Game weapons, including 3D Models, Animations, sounds, and the weapon icon; often used by Game modification packages to store custom weapons.
.XAF File Extension 3ds Max XML Animation File 3D Image Autodesk XML XML file created by the 3ds Max modeling and Animation software; contains motion information for a biped, which is a model with two-feet; enables modelers to accurately capture human and creature movements for video Games, Movies, and other 3D Animations.
.XSF File Extension InfoPath Form Definition File Data Microsoft Text File used by InfoPath, a program used for creating forms; specifies the content, properties, and structure of the form template (.XSN file); stored as one of the files inside of the XSN template; adheres to the InfoPath XSF schema (an .XSD file) published by Microsoft.
.X File Extension DirectX Model File 3D Image Microsoft Text 3D Image file used by DirectX technology, which is often used for rendering 3D graphics in Games; may contain specifications for meshes, textures, Animations, and objects; can be exported using the DirectX SDK plugins for 3ds Max and Maya, or with custom exporters for programs such as Blender and DeleD.
.XMF File Extension Cal3D XML Mesh File 3D Image Cal3D XML Three-dimensional model mesh file created with Cal3D, an open source character Animation library; contains polygons made up of nodes and edges, which comprise the geometry of the character; gives the model its skeletal structure.
.XSI File Extension Softimage XSI 3D Image 3D Image Autodesk Binary Three-dimensional image created by Softimage, a 3D character Animation and effects program used in video Games and film productions; stores the mesh (geometry), textures, shades, and other model data for a character; used for animating characters within 3D scenes.
.X3D File Extension Xara3D Project 3D Image MAGIX Binary Three-dimensional image or Animation created by Xara 3D Maker, a 3D Image-editing and Animation program; supports vector and raster graphics, transparency, lighting effects, and Animation settings such as rotations, fades, and swings.
.XMM File Extension 3ds Max XML Animation Map File 3D Image Autodesk XML XML file used by 3ds Max, a three-dimensional Animation and modeling program; defines how the loaded Animation data from an .XAF file is assigned to objects in a scene; allows motion data to be merged into a 3D scene.
.YSP File Extension BYOB Sprite File Raster Image BYOB Binary Graphics file used by BYOB (Build Your Own Blocks), a variant of the creative programming application Scratch; contains a 2D image and Animation settings; often used for program characters or Game objects.
.B3D File Extension Blitz3D Entity Model File 3D Image Blitz Research Binary 3D Model, or "entity," file used by Blitz3D, an application and simple programming Language used to created 3D Games; stores model information in "chunks;" may contain textures, brushes, vertices, triangles, meshes, bones, or Animation data.
.BR5 File Extension Bryce 5 Scene File 3D Image DAZ Productions Binary 3D scene or Animation created with Bryce 5, a program for creating virtual three-dimensional environments; Bryce is commonly used to create landscapes with realistic natural elements, such as water, ground, and sky, all with real-world lighting effects.
.BLEND File Extension Blender 3D Data File 3D Image The Blender Foundation Unknown 3D Image or Animation project created with Blender, an open source 3D Modeling program; contains 3D mesh data, lighting information, vertex painting, Animation keyframes, NURBS objects, procedural textures, uvmapping layout, and realtime interactivity data; may also store multiple scenes in a single file.
.BMD File Extension MU Online Game Data File Game WEBZEN Binary Game data file used by MU Online, a medieval MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game); may contain 3D Models, textures, Animations, maps, in-Game text, or other Game data.
.BRRES File Extension Wii BRRES Resource Package Game N/A Binary Game resource file used by some Nintendo Wii Games such as Mario Kart Wii; saves models, textures, and Animation files; can be opened with BrawlBox on the PC, which allows the contents to be extracted; similar to the .SZS format.
.BRN File Extension BrainStorm Data File Data BrainStorm Software Unknown File created by BrainStorm, a program used for capturing ideas in a structured manner; contains a title for an idea and subpoints, which together comprise a tree of information; may store references to files, pictures, hyperlinks, and other information; can be viewed from different perspectives in the software.
.BS7 File Extension Windows 7 Boot Updater Skin Settings Windows 7 Boot Updater Text Skin file created by Windows 7 Boot Updater, a third-party Windows program used for updating the appearance of the Windows 7 boot screen; can incorporate background colors, images, Animations, and various fonts; may also include replacement messages for the "Starting Windows" and "© Microsoft Corporation" text.
.BR4 File Extension Bryce 4 Scene File 3D Image DAZ Productions Binary 3D scene or Animation created with Bryce 4 3D Modeling software; often used to create three-dimensional landscapes with realistic natural elements, such as hills, mountains, water, trees, clouds, sky, etc; may also be used to create basic 3D Models of people or other objects.
.BYU File Extension Brigham Young University Movie File Video BYU Unknown Animation file that incorporates vector images, polygons, and coordinates; based on a proprietary format created at Brigham Young University (BYU) and is commonly referred to as the "Movie.BYU" format; often also named "Movie.byu" by default.
.BR3 File Extension Bryce 3 Scene File 3D Image DAZ Productions Binary Three-dimensional scene or Animation created with Bryce 3 software; may contain 3D objects and landscapes, including mountains, water, trees, etc; includes textures and realistic lighting effects.
.BMI File Extension 3ds Max Plug-in Plugin Autodesk Binary Plug-in used by 3ds Max, a 3D Modeling and Animation program; stores a function or procedure that adds a new feature to the software; sometimes used for supporting new file format import or export options.
.BMX File Extension Siemens Mobile Animations File Raster Image Siemens Binary Bitmap graphic used by some Siemens Mobile Phones; saves four Bitmap Images">Bitmap Images joined together vertically (e.g., four 16x16 pixel images as a 16x64 image); used for animating the four frames in sequencefor simple Animations on the phone; similar to an animated .GIF, which is also supported on Siemens Mobile Phones.
.BRLYT File Extension Wii Textures and Material Lists File Game N/A Unknown File used by some Nintendo Wii Games; defines textures and material lists often used for in-Game menu graphics and Animations; can be edited with Benzin, a homebrew program.
.3MM File Extension 3D Movie Maker Movie Project Video Files Microsoft Binary Movie or animation created with 3D Movie Maker (3DMM) for Windows; includes a 3D scene with three-dimensional characters and objects; may also contain music, sound effects, speech, and special effects.
.ANSYM File Extension Adobe Edge Animate Library File Data Adobe Systems Binary Library file used by Adobe Edge Animate, a program used for making animated Web content; contains symbols, which are typically vector or bitmap graphics that can be reused in Edge Animate Web animations.
.CD5 File Extension Chasys Draw Image File Raster Image John Paul Chacha s Lab Unknown Native image format used by Chasys Draw IES, a suite of image-editing applications; stores images and animations in a tag-based container format.
.CCBJS File Extension CopperCube JavaScript File Web Ambiera Unknown File created by CopperCube, a 3D app, game, and website editor; contains JavaScript thats integrated into the .HTML file, which you created from your .CCB file; the animations specified in the CCB 3D scene make up the JavaScript.
.CHR0 File Extension Wii Model Animation File Game N/A Unknown Animation file used by Nintendo Wii games such as Mario Kart Wii; typically found within a resource package file (.BRRES) and contains data referenced by the game to determine the animation of a models movement; includes animation data such as model scale, rotation, and frame count; similar to .PAT0 and .MDL0 files used by Wii games.
.CLR0 File Extension Wii Color Swapping Animation File Game N/A Unknown Color animation file used by Mario Kart Wii and other Nintendo Wii games; contains data referenced by the game to swap out different colors for animations, e.g., when Yoshis egg gets darker before it breaks; typically found within a .BRRES resource package file with other files such as .CHR0, .MDL0, and .PAT0 files.
.DZT File Extension DirectorZone Title File Video CyberLink Binary DVD authoring file used by PowerDirector, a program used to create DVDs; contains title screen graphics, animations, and text; used for creating DVD introductions; also used for sharing titles online through CyberLinks DirectorZone website.
.DMX File Extension Source Filmmaker Project File Video Valve Unknown Project file created by Source Filmmaker (SFM), a program used for making 3D movies and still images for use with Valves Source game engine; saves a 3D recording created by the user and can be comprised of game map objects, models, animations, sounds, effects, and other 3D model data; often contains a recording of actual gameplay.
.DFP File Extension Fusion Plugin File Plugin Blackmagic Design Unknown Plugin for Blackmagic Designs Fusion, a digital 3D graphics compositing application; adds extra features and functionality to the program; examples include additional image effects, animation effects, compositing functions, and file export capabilities.
.EGC File Extension EximiousSoft GIF Creator Document Vector Image EximiousSoft Unknown Project file created by EximiousSoft GIF Creator, a program used to create GIF animations; contains your project, which includes any edits and effects you have applied to your image(s).
.EDGE File Extension Adobe Edge Project File Web Adobe Systems Text HTML project created by Adobe Edge, a program used for developing Web animations with HTML/HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS; saved in a plain text format and stores a multitrack timeline for animating webpage elements; uses jQuery (a JavaScript library) for enabling the animation; can be used as an alternative to creating webpages with Flash.
.FACEFX File Extension FaceFX Actor File 3D Image OC3 Entertainment Unknown 3D model file created with FaceFX, a program used for constructing facial animations from audio data; stores 3D facial bone coordinates, face graph nodes and links, and animation keys; used in video games for animating the facial expressions of virtual characters.
.FXA File Extension OC3 Entertainment FaceFX Actor File 3D Image O3 Entertainment Binary 3D model file created using older versions of FaceFX, an application used to build facial animations from audio files; contains 3D facial bone positions, face graph nodes and links, and animation keys; commonly used in video games for animating facial expressions on virtual characters.
.FPJ File Extension CryENGINE Facial Editor Project File 3D Image Crytek Unknown File created by Facial Editor, a program included with the CryENGINE SDK; saves model and animation data for a characters face; can define facial movements for talking, laughing, and other expressions included in the final game.
.FLAME File Extension Fractal Flames File Data N/A XML Data file that saves parameters used for making fractal graphics and animations called "flames;" can include one or more fractal patterns, each of which can be customized by adjusting variables and gradients used by the fractal; saved in an XML format and must be rendered by a software program to output a corresponding image or animation.
.GSLIDES File Extension Google Drive Presentation Page Layout Google Text A GSLIDES file is a presentation created by Google Slides, an online presentation editor included with Google Drive. It contains a URL reference to a Google Slides presentation stored in Google Drive. GSLIDES presentations store text, images, shapes, charts, tables, animations, and video similarly to a .PPTX file.
.GAMEDATA File Extension Sandlot Game Data File Game Sandlot Games Unknown Gaming file used to store saved data; often contains players profile data; also holds gameplay information such as maps, animations, sounds, and textures; used in games like Sandlot Games Ballhalla.
.HKM File Extension Havok Movie File Video Havok Unknown Movie or animation created with Havok game development software; typically a 3D physics animation or similar type of video; can be viewed with Havoks Visual Debugger, a cross-platform performance diagnostic tool.
.HIPNC File Extension Houdini Apprentice File 3D Image Side Effects Software Text and Binary 3D image file created by Houdini Apprentice, the trial version of the full Houdini 3D modeling software; stores three-dimensional objects and animation properties for a scene; can be rendered with the software, but at a reduced resolution from the full version; often used in educational settings or by artists for personal portfolio development.
.HYPESYMBOL File Extension Hype Symbol File Web Tumult Unknown Symbol file created by Hype, a program used to create interactive, animated website content with HTML5; stores a reusable component, which contains an element, timeline, action, behavior, or animation.
.HDZ File Extension Compressed Poser Hand Pose File 3D Image Smith Micro Unknown Compressed hand pose data file used by Poser, a 3D character modeling and animation program; includes pose data specific to a characters hands, such as hand motions and finger positions.
.LXO File Extension Luxology modo 3D Image 3D Image Luxology Unknown 3D image created by Luxology modo, a 3D modeling, animation, and rendering program; used for storing 3D scenes generated in the software; can be used for rendering high resolution images and animations on a single computer or on a network of computers.
.LWO File Extension LightWave 3D Object File 3D Image NewTek Binary Three-dimensional object created by LightWave 3D, a program used for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering; contains points, polygons, and surfaces that describe the objects shape and appearance; may also contain references to image files used for object textures.
.LUCIDSNIPPET File Extension Lucid Snippet File Developer The Escapers Unknown File created by Lucid, a JavaScript web animation building program; contains a default or customized action used by the Lucid program to add functions to the webpage; if deleted, will remove the function and prohibit it from being added.
.MEL File Extension Maya Embedded Language File Executable Autodesk Unknown Script file containing code written in the Maya Embedded Language (MEL); developed for Maya 3D modeling and animation software; can be used to create macros and custom actions that speed up repetitive tasks.
.MILK File Extension MilkDrop Winamp Plugin Preset Plugin Nullsoft Unknown Stores presets for the MilkDrop visualization plugin for Winamp; uses the computers graphics card to create 3D visualizations while music is playing; animations are based on the beats and frequencies of the sound.
.MNM File Extension Character Studio Marker Name File 3D Image Autodesk Unknown Contains names of markers in a 3D biped character along with their associated location; used by Character Studio, which is part of the 3ds Max animation program.
.NWD File Extension Navisworks Document CAD Autodesk Binary CAD file created by Navisworks, a program used for reviewing and simulating architectural designs; contains CAD models, camera viewpoints, animations, and user comments; used for presentations and for showing clashes between CAD designs.
.NSBVA File Extension Nintendo DS Visibility Animation File Game N/A Unknown Animation file used by Nintendo DS games, such as New Super Mario Bros.; contains node visibility data that determines what parts of the .NSBMD model appear.
.PROQC File Extension ProPresenter Quartz Composition Video Renewed Vision Unknown Composer documents created by ProPresenter in order to view Quartz files (.QTZ); contains processed and rendered graphical data used for animations; appears similar to a QuickTime movie but is much smaller in size.
.QTZ File Extension Quartz Composer File Video Apple Unknown Animation created with Quartz Composer, a development tool created by Apple for processing and rendering graphical data; may include 2D images, 3D objects, textures, audio, MIDI data, and 2D and 3D effects.
.SC2DATA File Extension Blizzard StarCraft 2 Data File Game Blizzard Entertainment Binary Data file used by StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, a real-time strategy game that takes place in outer space; stored in the Blizzard MoPaQ format (.MPQ files); can contain various types of files, such as XML configurations, fonts, animations, hotkey mappings, UI layouts, and artificial intelligence (AI) instructions.
.SMK File Extension Smacker Compressed Movie File Video RAD Game Tools Unknown Video, animation, or sound file compressed using RAD Game Tools Smacker compressor; supports video clips with 256 colors and transparency; often used for creating movies for video games with reduced file sizes.
.TMO File Extension 3DCG Animation and Pose File 3D Image 3D Custom Girl Binary File created by 3D Custom Girl (3DCG), a program often used for creating virtual dancing characters for MikuMikuDance; saves pose (bone position) or animation information for a character and can be converted to a .VPD file, which is the format required by MikiMikuDance.
.TN2 File Extension Tiny Medium Resolution Image Raster Image Atari Binary Animated graphic used by Atari ST systems, which were used in the late 1980s and early 1990s; contains one or more image frames, as well as the animation sequences speed and duration; used for storing medium resolution animated images.
.TN3 File Extension Tiny High Resolution Image Raster Image Atari Binary Animated bitmap image used by the Atari ST systems, which were developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s; stores multiple bitmap frames and the animation sequences speed and duration; used to play high resolution animated graphics.
.VPD File Extension MikuMikuDance Vocaloid Pose Data File 3D Image MikuMikuDance Binary 3D model file used by MikuMikuDance, a dance and rhythm synchronization game; saves bone positions for a characters model, which give it a pose; can be used in a series of poses that make up a dance animation (.VMD file).
.VPA File Extension VPchat Chat Gestures File Misc Halsoft Unknown Gesture file used by VPchat (Virtual Places Chat) and the older Excite Super Chat Alpha program; contains animations with sound that can be displayed in a users chat bubble; allows for more expressive emotions than static emoticons.
.W3D File Extension Adobe Shockwave 3D File 3D Image Adobe Systems Binary File used by Adobe Director, a program used for making interactive multimedia content for the Web, CDs, and DVDs; stores a 3D scene and/or animation that was exported from a third-party 3D modeling program and then imported into Adobe Director for publishing online.
.XSIADDON File Extension Softimage Add-on File Plugin Autodesk Binary Add-on file used by Softimage, a 3D character animation and effects application; contains plug-in functionality as well as help documentation and information for adding toolbars and menus; used for packaging and distributing add-ons.
.BVH File Extension Biovision Hierarchy Animation File 3D Image Biovision Unknown ASCII file that contains motion capture data for three-dimensional characters; used by 3ds Maxs Character Studio and other 3D animation programs to import rotational joint data; developed by Biovision as a standard format to save biped character motion data.
.BPHYS File Extension Blender Cache File Data The Blender Foundation Binary Cache file created by Blender, an open source 3D modeling program; contains particle point data, such as a particles velocity vector, location vector, and rotation quaternion; created when rendering animations or scenes in Blender.


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