Files with bvh file extension can be found as animations in Biovision Hierarchy file format.

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BVH file extension - Biovision Hierarchy Animation Format

What is bvh file? How to open bvh files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

The bvh file extension associated with Biovision Hierarchy Animation file format, which was developed by Biovision as a standard format to save biped character motion data.

The bvh files contain motion capture data for 3D characters and are used by several games, such as Second Life.

The default software associated to open bvh file:

Poser icon

Poser  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Bondware Inc.

Poser is a 3D CGI rendering and animation program especially optimized for models that depict the human figure in 3D form. It quickly gained popularity amongst beginners.

Help how to open:

Several top 3D graphic editors like Blender or Poser can work with BHV format.

How to convert:

It is possible to convert the animation data from .bvh files to other 3D models, including for example formats from 3ds Max.

Find conversions from bvh file:

bvh to anim

bvh to avi

bvh to blend

bvh to c3d

bvh to cr2

bvh to fbx

bvh to pz2

Find converter to bvh file type:

anim to bvh

bip to bvh

blend to bvh

c3d to bvh

csm to bvh

fbx to bvh

txt to bvh

File identification strings:

HEX code: 48 49 45 52 41 52 43 48 59

List of software applications associated to the .bvh file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open bvh file, edit bvh file, convert bvh file, view bvh file, play bvh file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting bvh files.

Software that open bvh file - Biovision Hierarchy Animation Format

Programs supporting the exension bvh on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open bvh file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with bvh file by default:
Poser small icon Poser
Other suggested software:
3ds Max (3D Studio Max) small icon 3ds Max (3D Studio Max)
Blender small icon Blender
Cobalt small icon Cobalt

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:



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