Files with inventor file 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 data

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.

This inventor file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: April 18, 2018

The default software associated to open inventor file:

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:

Use Open Invetor to open *.inventor files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .inventor 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 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 able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting inventor files.

Software that open inventor file - SGI Open Inventor data

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


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