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

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Have you came across a file with the .ik 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. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .ik file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .IK file?

The file extension .IK is from CryENGINE IK Animation File.The development of this file was done by Crytek. The file is a 3D images related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .IK file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

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

Still cannot open the .IK file?

If you cannot open the .IK file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .IK file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ikf – PCS Systemtechnik, .ikmp – IK Multimedia, .ilbm – Electronic Arts, .ildoc – BroadVision, .ilg – Flexera. 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 .IK file with the Crytek CryENGINE SDK program on Windows.