File Extension Library

.W3D File Extension

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

What are .W3D files and how to open them?

Can't open .W3D 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 .W3D file.

What is a .W3D file extension?

.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 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.)