What is a .BVH File And How To Open It – Biovision (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .bvh extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .bvh file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .BVH file?

The file extension .BVH comes from Biovision Hierarchy Animation File. This file extension was developed by Biovision. The file is a 3D images related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .bvh file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .BVH file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .BVH file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .bvh file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Blender software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Bondware Poser and Blender.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BVH 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Blender software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BVH file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .bvh file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Blender software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Bondware Poser and Blender.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BVH file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Blender software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .BVH file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .bvh file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Blender software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Blender software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .BVH file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Still cannot open the .BVH file?

If you cannot open the .BVH file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .BVH file.bvp – VodaHost, .bvr – Perspective Software, .bvs – BVS Development Corporation, .bw – Paul Haeberli, .bwa – PopCap Games. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .BVH file with the Blender, Bondware Poser programs on Windows, Blender, Bondware Poser programs on Mac and Blender software on Linux.