ZT File Extension

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Mental Ray Image Depth Format

What is ZT file?

ZT is a file extension commonly associated with Mental Ray Image Depth Format files. Autodesk defined the Mental Ray Image Depth Format format standard. Files with ZT extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ZT file format, along with 532 other file formats, belongs to the 3D Image Files category. Users are advised to use Maya software for managing ZT files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support ZT file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ZT files. ZT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ZT file

How to open file with ZT extension?

Being unable to open files with ZT extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ZT extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Maya

Problems with opening and working with ZT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZT files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Maya or one to the listed programs: 3ds Max, Autodesk Mental Ray. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Maya installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Maya

If the problems with opening ZT files still occur even after installing Maya, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Maya is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Maya cannot handle files with ZT may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Maya should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Mental Ray Image Depth Format files with Maya

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZT files with latest version of Maya you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ZT file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Maya is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ZT files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ZT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Maya and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ZT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the ZT file is complete and free of 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 ZT file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the ZT in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the ZT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the ZT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the ZT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with ZT extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Mental Ray Image Depth Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Maya

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ZT files. Close all running programs and try opening the ZT file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Mental Ray Image Depth Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the ZT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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