What is a .CAF File And How To Open It – Crytek (Easy Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .caf extension and you don’t know 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 .caf file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .CAF file?

The file extension .CAF stands for CryENGINE Character Animation File. The developer of this file extension is Crytek. This development related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .CAF file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .caf file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Crytek CryENGINE SDK software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Crytek CryENGINE SDK.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CAF 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: 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 Crytek CryENGINE SDK software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .CAF file?

If you cannot open the .CAF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CAF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .caf – Apple, .caf – CalEd Software, .caf – Cal3D, .caf – Robert Vasicek. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .CAF file with the Crytek CryENGINE SDK program on Windows.