What is a .3DC File And How To Open It – 3D Compression Technologies (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .3dc extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .3dc file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .3DC file?

The file extension .3DC is from 3DCT 3D Image.This file extension belongs to the developer 3D Compression Technologies. The format of this 3D images related file is binary.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .3dc file on 1 platform.

How to open a .3DC file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .3DC file on various operating systems.

How to open a .3DC file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .3dc file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the McNeel Rhino with 3DCT plug-in software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is McNeel Rhino with 3DCT plug-in.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .3DC file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the McNeel Rhino with 3DCT plug-in software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .3DC file?

If you are still unable to open the .3DC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .3DC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .3dc – RacerMate, .3dc – NNG, .3dc – Amabilis Software, .3dc – Intelitek. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .3DC file with the McNeel Rhino with 3DCT plug-in program on Windows.