What is a .I3D File And How To Open It – Side Effects (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .i3d extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .i3d file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .I3D file?

The file extension .I3D stands for Houdini Image 3D File. It was developed by Side Effects. The file is a raster related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .i3d file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .I3D file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .I3D file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .I3D file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .i3d file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the GIANTS Editor software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use SideFX Houdini and GIANTS Editor software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .I3D 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 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 GIANTS Editor software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .I3D file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .i3d file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the SideFX Houdini software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .I3D 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 SideFX Houdini software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .I3D file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .i3d file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the SideFX Houdini software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .I3D 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the SideFX Houdini software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .I3D file?

If you are still unable to open the .I3D file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .I3D file.i3pack – Zepetto, .i5z – IUCLID, .i6 – Graham Nelson, .i6t – Graham Nelson, .i7 – Graham Nelson. 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 .I3D file with the GIANTS Editor, SideFX Houdini programs on Windows, SideFX Houdini program on Mac and SideFX Houdini software on Linux.