I3D File Extension

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Houdini Image 3D Format

What is I3D file?

Houdini is a rendering and 3D modelling software used by professionals. The .I3D file is a file format used to store three-dimensional textural information about models created on Houdini. Being developed by Side Effects and falling under the category of Raster Image Files, the .I3D file can store large amounts of data about a 3D environment simulated on the Houdini software. It is known for storing visuals like smoke and clouds.

Programs which support I3D file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with I3D files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with I3D extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support I3D file

Updated: 05/22/2020

How to open file with I3D extension?

Being unable to open files with I3D extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Houdini Image 3D Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with I3D files.

Step 1. Get the GIANTS Editor

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening I3D files is that no program that can handle I3D files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install GIANTS Editor or one to the listed programs: Houdini. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support I3D files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit GIANTS Editor website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of GIANTS Editor

You still cannot access I3D files although GIANTS Editor is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why I3D files are not compatible with GIANTS Editor. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using GIANTS Editor.

Step 3. Associate Houdini Image 3D Format files with GIANTS Editor

After installing GIANTS Editor (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open I3D files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the I3D with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where GIANTS Editor is installed, check the Always use this app to open I3D files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with I3D extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with I3D extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the I3D for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper I3D file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the I3D file for viruses or malware

If the I3D is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the I3D file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the I3D file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with I3D extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic I3D file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the I3D file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Houdini Image 3D Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open GIANTS Editor

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with I3D extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Houdini Image 3D Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with I3D files affecting older versions of given software.

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