RIB file extension - Renderman Interface Bytestream 3D graphics file
What is rib file? How to open rib files?
File type specification:
The rib file extension is used for a Renderman Interface Bytestream 3D graphics format. Format probably developed by PIXAR.
A rib file consists of ASCII RenderMan language commands in use for 1) transporting a complete scene and frame description to a RenderMan-compliant renderer, or for 2) storing resources. It is not commonly used for moving objects between 3D applications.
RenderMan at its inception over a decade ago was hailed as "the 3D PostScript," and the comparison is still apt.
One a "scene description" and the other a "page description" language, both RenderMan and PostScript literally program their target devices--a 3D renderer or 2D printer, and the user won't see a .rib or .ps file if commands are sent directly to the device.
However, "encapsulated" PostScript (.ai and .eps) files are widely employed for graphics interchange, while the RenderMan equivalent--the RIB entity file, has little support.
List of software applications associated to the .rib 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 rib file, edit rib file, convert rib file, view rib file, play rib file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open rib file
- Save rib file
- Edit rib file
- Create rib file
- Export rib file