Files with rib file extension can be found as graphics in Renderman Interface Bytestream 3D graphics format.

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RIB file extension - Renderman Interface Bytestream 3D graphics data

What is rib file? How to open rib files?

File type specification:

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

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.

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Updated: March 24, 2024

The default software associated to open rib file:

Pixar RenderMan icon

Pixar logoPixar RenderMan  Multiplatform software

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RenderMan is a software and an application programming interface (API) for network distributed rendering of complex and potentially ray-traced 3D views. Used in film industry.

Help how to open:

You can try to open it in image viewers like XnView.

How to convert:

Compatible tools are able to export *.rib files to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .rib 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 rib file, edit rib file, convert rib file, view rib file, play rib 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 rib files.

Software that open rib file - Renderman Interface Bytestream 3D graphics data

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


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