File Extension Library

.RAY File Extension

  • Developer by: Synopsys
  • Category: Data Files

What are .RAY files and how to open them?

Can't open .RAY file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .RAY file.

What is a .RAY file extension?

.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 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.)