.W3D File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .W3D extension:

Adobe Shockwave 3D File

Adobe Shockwave 3D File

File used by Adobe Director, a program used for making interactive multimedia content for the Web, CDs, and DVDs; stores a 3D scene and/or animation that was exported from a third-party 3D modeling program and then imported into Adobe Director for publishing online.

W3D files can be incorporated into Adobe Director movie project (.DIR file) or referenced by a Shockwave multimedia application that has been published to the Web. They are played with the Adobe Shockwave Player, which was replaced by Adobe's Flash Player.

NOTE: Intel and Macromedia (acquired by Adobe Systems) jointly created the W3D format. It was designed to allow third-party 3D modeling tools to export 3D scenes and then stream them on the Web using the Shockwave Player.

Software's name License Platforms
Adobe Director Adobe Director Commercial MacWindows
Adobe Shockwave Player Adobe Shockwave Player Free MacWindows

Updated: October 23, 2012

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