Files with c3d file extension can be most often found as specialized biomechanics and animations 3D files used for character and animal animations.

There are 2 other file types using
the C3D file extension!

c3d icon.c3d - Micrografx file

empty icon.c3d - Chem3D chemical data

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Software that open c3d file

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C3D file extension - 3D biomechanics data standard

What is c3d file? How to open c3d files?

File type specification:

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

The c3d file extension is used for a special public domain format, a binary file format that has been used in Biomechanics, Animation and Gait Analysis laboratories to record synchronized 3D and analog data.

Updated: May 3, 2019

The default software associated to open c3d file:

Blender icon

Stichting Blender Foundation logoBlender  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Stichting Blender Foundation

Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing.

It is available in versions for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD.

Blender for Mac icon

Stichting Blender Foundation logoBlender for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Stichting Blender Foundation

Blender for Mac is popular free 3D modeling application. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water and smoke simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, or visual effects.

Blender for Linux icon

Stichting Blender Foundation logoBlender for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Stichting Blender Foundation

Blender for Linux is free easy-to-use 3D modeling utility. It is used for 3D modeling, texturing, water and smoke simulations, animating, rendering, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications.

Help how to open:

Several 3D modelling software, such as Blender can import and work with *.c3d files.

How to convert:

It seems that some sort of conversion for this file type is possible.

Find conversions from c3d file:

c3d to blend

c3d to bvh

Find converter to c3d file type:

3ds to c3d

blend to c3d

dae to c3d

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C3D Software Applications

C3D file format

List of software applications associated to the .c3d file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open c3d file, edit c3d file, convert c3d file, view c3d file, play c3d file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Software that open c3d file - 3D biomechanics data standard

Programs supporting the exension c3d on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open c3d file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with c3d file by default:
Blender small icon Blender
Other suggested software:
Cult3D

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Linux/Unix:

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