The File Extensions Database

.3DW File Extension

  • Developer by: Leadwerks
  • Category: 3D Image Files

What is an .3DW file?

.3DW is 3D World Studio File

3D scene created by Leadwerks' 3D World Studio, a program used for creating 3D environments for games run with the Leadwerks game engine; contains buildings, terrain, lighting information, and other environment details.

3D World Studio projects can be exported to Leadwerks, Torque, 3D Game Studio, Dark Basic Pro, and Blitz3D formats. 3D World Studio is discontinued and no longer available.

File Type 2 Studio Store Visualizer 3D Environment File
Developer by: Esko Category: Data Files

A 3DW file contains a 3D environment created by Esko Studio Store Visualizer, a module that can be added to Esko Studio to visualize product designs in retail store environments. It stores information about a 3D retail environment, which includes lighting, floor, aisles, and shelving information.

3DW files are linked to .VTPR project files. When a VTPR file is opened in Studio Store Visualizer, the program loads the information in the 3DW file. The VTPR file and the linked 3DW file should be located in the same folder. VTPR files are saved by default in the following location:

~/Documents/Store Visualizer /Projects

VTPR templates are located in the following location:

~/Documents/Store Visualizer /Templates

If you share a VTPR file with another user, you must include the linked 3DW file and any linked .L3DW external library files, or else you will not be able to visualize the product in the 3D environment.

Programs that open Studio Store Visualizer 3D Environment File
Esko Studio Store Visualizer
Esko Studio Store Visualizer

How to solve problems with 3DW files

  • Associate the 3DW file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any 3DW file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.3DW files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the 3DW file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .3DW is 3D World Studio File. Because only the current version supports the latest 3DW file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Leadwerks manufacturer website after an available .3DW is 3D World Studio File update.
  • To make sure that your 3DW file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.