What is a .PIC File And How To Open It – Side Effects Software (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .pic 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 .pic file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .PIC file?

The file extension .PIC is from Houdini Raster Image.The development of this file was done by Side Effects Software. This raster related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .PIC file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the SideFX Houdini software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PIC 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 SideFX Houdini software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PIC file on Mac

The .pic file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the SideFX Houdini software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PIC 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 SideFX Houdini software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PIC file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the SideFX Houdini software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PIC 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: 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. 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”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .PIC file?

If you are still unable to open the .PIC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PIC file.pic – Generic Picture File, .pic – Apple, .pic – John Bridges. 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 .PIC file with the SideFX Houdini program on Windows, SideFX Houdini program on Mac and SideFX Houdini software on Linux.