File Extension Library

.U3D File Extension

  • Developer by: 3D Industry Forum
  • Category: 3D Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .U3D file?

.U3D file extension is created by 3D Industry Forum. .U3D has been classified as 3D Image Files. The format of .U3D file is Binary.

.U3D is Universal 3D File

3D CAD file saved in the Universal 3D File Format; standardized by Ecma International as the ECMA-363 standard; contains 3D model information, including shapes, textures, lighting, shading, and motion data; supported by many CAD and 3D graphics programs.

The first edition of the Universal 3D File Format was standardized in December, 2004. The second version, August, 2005. The third edition, June, 2006. And the fourth edition, June 2007.

List of all softwares that can open the Universal 3D File
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio 4
Smith Micro Poser 11
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Acrobat DC
RealWorld Icon Editor
Kubotek USA KeyCreator
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio 4
Smith Micro Poser 11
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Acrobat DC

How to Open .U3D file on different platforms

Open .U3D File on Windows

  • Right-click a .U3D
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .U3D file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .U3D files" Press "Ok"

Open .U3D File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .U3D 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 .U3D File on Linux

Right click on the .U3D file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .U3D File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .U3D 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 .U3D 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 .U3D files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .U3D files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .U3D files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .U3D file format
  2. You need to check the .U3D file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)