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

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RIB file - Renderman Interface Bytestream 3D graphics file

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.

MIME: application/Renderman

The default software associated to rib file type:

RenderMan picture or screenshot

Pixar logoRenderMan  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

RenderMan is professional 3D rendering software for creating visual effects and 3D movies, developed by Pixar.

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

Various 3D models or CAD files can be typically exported to some exchange format or converted between different formats. Once again, not all CAD/3D modeling programs may allow conversion of every format. But, there is always the option of using some of the dedicated 3D conversion utilities with a broad file format support.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert CAD and other 3D graphic files

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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting rib files.

  • Open rib file
  • Edit rib file
  • Create rib file
  • Export rib file

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

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

Microsoft Windows:

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