The File Extensions Database

.CGFX File Extension

  • Developer by: NVIDIA
  • Category: 3D Image Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .CGFX file?

.CGFX is CgFX Shader File

File created in the CgFX format, a shader format used by Cg (a graphics programming language) for defining the appearance, or effects, of 3D objects; stores source code in a plain text format; referenced by various games and other programs that use NVIDIA's CgFX technology.

NOTE: Cg is used specifically for rendering 3D content on GPUs. Cg stands for "C for graphics," since Cg is based off of the popular C programming language.

Programs that open CgFX Shader File
NVIDIA FX Composer

How to solve problems with CGFX files

  • Associate the CGFX file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CGFX file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CGFX files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CGFX 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 .CGFX is CgFX Shader File. Because only the current version supports the latest CGFX file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the NVIDIA manufacturer website after an available .CGFX is CgFX Shader File update.
  • To make sure that your CGFX file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.