File Extension Library

.RAY File Extension

  • Developer by: Synopsys
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .RAY file?

.RAY file extension is created by Synopsys. .RAY has been classified as Data Files.

.RAY is Synopsys Light Ray Data File

A RAY file is a data file created by Synopsys illumination design programs, such as LightTools and LucidShape. It contains data about light rays, which may range from a couple thousand light rays to millions of light rays, and include wavelength, colors, and origination. RAY files are used to simulate the appearance of actual light rays.

A RAY file is typically created from measurements of real light sources or a ray sensor collecting light ray data. Synopsys programs, such as LightTools and LucidShape, use RAY files to import light ray data to model, simulate the effects of light in various systems, such as automotive lighting, projectors, and solar lighting.

List of all softwares that can open the Synopsys Light Ray Data File
Synopsys LightTools
Synopsys LucidShape
File Type 2:

Rayshade Image

Developer by: Craig Kolb Category: 3D Image Files Format: Text

Three-dimensional ray-traced image created with Rayshade, a free scene rendering program; contains a 3D scene defined in an ASCII text format; may include object primitives, lighting, shadows, and texture mappings.

RAY files specify instructions and display properties that the Rayshade engine uses to render the 3D scene.

How to Open .RAY file on different platforms

Open .RAY File on Windows

  • Right-click a .RAY
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .RAY file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .RAY files" Press "Ok"

Open .RAY File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .RAY file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .RAY File on Linux

Right click on the .RAY file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .RAY File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .RAY file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .RAY File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .RAY files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .RAY files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .RAY files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .RAY file format
  2. You need to check the .RAY file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)