File Extension Library

.RIB File Extension

  • Developer by: Pixar
  • Category: 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE Files

What are .RIB files and how to open them?

Can't open .RIB 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 .RIB file.

What is a .RIB file extension?

.RIB file extension is created by Pixar. .RIB has been classified as 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE Files.

.RIB is Renderman Interface Bytestream 3D graphics data

The rib file extension is used for a Renderman Interface Bytestream 3D graphics format. Format probably developed by PIXAR.

A rib file consists of ASCII RenderMan language commands in use for 1) transporting a complete scene and frame description to a RenderMan-compliant renderer, or for 2) storing resources. It is not commonly used for moving objects between 3D applications.

RenderMan at its inception over a decade ago was hailed as "the 3D PostScript," and the comparison is still apt.

One a "scene description" and the other a "page description" language, both RenderMan and PostScript literally program their target devices--a 3D renderer or 2D printer, and the user won't see a .rib or .ps file if commands are sent directly to the device.

However, "encapsulated" PostScript (*.ai and *.eps) files are widely employed for graphics interchange, while the RenderMan equivalent--the RIB entity file, has little support.

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How to open:

You can try to open it in image viewers like XnView.

How to convert:

Compatible tools are able to export *.rib files to other formats.

How to fix problems with .RIB files

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