What is a .BIO File And How To Open It – Autodesk

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .bio extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .bio file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .BIO file?

The file extension .BIO comes from Mudbox Bio 3D File. It was developed by Autodesk. This 3D images related file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .bio file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .BIO file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .BIO file on your operating system/device.

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

The .bio file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Autodesk Mudbox 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Autodesk Mudbox 2020.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BIO file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 Autodesk Mudbox 2020 software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BIO file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .bio file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk Mudbox 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Autodesk Mudbox 2020.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BIO file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Autodesk Mudbox 2020 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .BIO file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .bio file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk Mudbox 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Autodesk Mudbox 2020.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .BIO file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Autodesk Mudbox 2020 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .BIO file?

If you cannot open the .BIO file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .BIO file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .bio – BIOS File, .bio – Bethesda Softworks Fallout 2. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .BIO file with the Autodesk Mudbox 2020 program on Windows, Autodesk Mudbox 2020 program on Mac and Autodesk Mudbox 2020 software on Linux.