RAD file extension is used for Radiance image file. This is the main input file type, describing materials and geometry for the rendering programs, and must be compiled into an octree by oconv prior to ray-tracing. 

There are 3 other file types using
the RAD file extension!

rad file icon.rad - Reality AdLib Tracker 2 file

rad file icon.rad - Real Rhapsody cache file

rad file icon.rad - Radar ViewPoint radar data file

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RAD file extension - Radiance image file

What is rad file? How to open rad files?

File type specification:

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

rad file icon: rad filetype icon

File extension rad is used for Radiance image file. This is the main input file type, describing materials and geometry for the rendering programs, and must be compiled into an octree by oconv prior to ray-tracing.

It is an ASCII text format, and is often translated from a CAD description, but may be created or edited by a text editor as well.

The default software associated to rad file type:

RADIANCE  Linux/Unix software

RADIANCE is a ray-tracing software system for UNIX computers. Radiance was developed with primary support from the U.S. Department Of Energy and additional support from the Swiss Federal Government. Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of California.

Help how to open RAD files:

Use XnView or other picture image viewer to view content of the RAD files.

How to convert file with extension RAD:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

List of software applications associated to the .rad file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open rad file, edit rad file, convert rad file, view rad file, play rad file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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 of the rad files.

  • Open rad file
  • Save rad file
  • Edit rad file
  • View rad file
  • Import rad file
  • Export rad file
  • Others rad file

Software that open rad file - Radiance image file

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