Files with Inventor extension is mainly related to SGI open Inventor (previously IRIS inventor). Used for programming of OpenGL graphics.

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INVENTOR file extension - SGI Open Inventor file

What is inventor file? How to open inventor files?

File type specification:

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The INVENTOR file extension is associated with SGI Open Inventor, originally IRIS Inventor, is a C++ object oriented retained mode 3D graphics API designed by SGI to provide a higher layer of programming for OpenGL.

The *.inventor files contain hierarchical scene description. Triangle lists, quad lists, and primitives build a shape. The complexity can be controlled. The environment allows ambient light, spotlight, fog. Material, camera, picking, translation, rotation, texture.

The default software associated to inventor file type:

Silicon Graphics International logoOpen Inventor  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Silicon Graphics International

Open InventorTM is an object-oriented 3D toolkit offering a comprehensive solution to interactive graphics programming problems. It presents a programming model based on a 3D scene database that dramatically simplifies graphics programming. 

Help how to open INVENTOR files:

Use Open Invetor to open *.inventor files.

How to convert file with extension INVENTOR:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of software applications associated to the .inventor file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open inventor file, edit inventor file, convert inventor file, view inventor file, play inventor 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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting inventor files.

  • Open inventor file
  • Edit inventor file
  • Others inventor file

Software that open inventor file - SGI Open Inventor file

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