File Extension Library

.W3D File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: 3D Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .W3D file?

.W3D file extension is created by Adobe Systems. .W3D has been classified as 3D Image Files. The format of .W3D file is Binary.

.W3D is Adobe Shockwave 3D File

File used by Adobe Director, a program used for making interactive multimedia content for the Web, CDs, and DVDs; stores a 3D scene and/or animation that was exported from a third-party 3D modeling program and then imported into Adobe Director for publishing online.

W3D files can be incorporated into Adobe Director movie project (.DIR file) or referenced by a Shockwave multimedia application that has been published to the Web. They are played with the Adobe Shockwave Player, which was replaced by Adobe's Flash Player.

NOTE: Intel and Macromedia (acquired by Adobe Systems) jointly created the W3D format. It was designed to allow third-party 3D modeling tools to export 3D scenes and then stream them on the Web using the Shockwave Player.

List of all softwares that can open the Adobe Shockwave 3D File
Adobe Director
Adobe Shockwave Player
Adobe Director
Adobe Shockwave Player

How to Open .W3D file on different platforms

Open .W3D File on Windows

  • Right-click a .W3D
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .W3D file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .W3D files" Press "Ok"

Open .W3D File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .W3D 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 .W3D File on Linux

Right click on the .W3D file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .W3D File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .W3D 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 .W3D 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 .W3D files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .W3D files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .W3D files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .W3D file format
  2. You need to check the .W3D file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)