Files with w3d extension can be found as 3D scene exports from Macromedia (Adobe) Shockwave.

There are 3 other file types using
the W3D file extension!

w3d file icon.w3d - Black Belt Systems ray trace control file

w3d file icon.w3d - Wolfenstein 3D game data file

w3d file icon.w3d - Autodesk Design (Drawing) Web Format 3D file

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W3D file extension - Adobe Shockwave 3D scene export

What is w3d file? How to open w3d files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

The w3d file extension is also related to the Adobe (Macromedia) Shockwave a multimedia platform for building interactive multimedia applications and video games.

The w3d file stores 3D scene export data.

Historically, the Shockwave-3d file format quickly became non-supported and obsolete after the dotcom financial meltdown of 2001. Many 3D companies invested large amounts of resources into writing their 3D Shockwave-3D exporter but then the dotcom meltdown pulled the plug on further SW3D SDK development from Macromedia.

The SW3D file format was originally thrust upon Macromedia by Intel, from Intel's 1990s IFX 3D gaming toolkit. Intel would do the same in 2004 by renaming the Shockwave-3D file format and their IFX gaming toolkit to the U3D file format, which itself would become technically obsolete in 2007.

The default software associated to w3d file type:

Adobe Shockwave Player icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Shockwave Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Shockwave Player is a browser plug-in that allows you to experience 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications.

Adobe Director icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Director  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Director is authoring software used to create interactive games, demos, prototypes, simulations, and eLearning courses for the web. Available as standalone app.

Adobe Director for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Director for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Director for Mac is application authoring platform that allows users to create interactive games, demos, prototypes, simulations, and eLearning courses for the web.

Help how to open W3D files:

Use Adobe Director or other similar programs to open and handle .w3d files.

How to convert file with extension W3D:

Possibly can be exported to other 3D modeling data.

Find converter to w3d file type:

3ds to w3d

dwf to w3d

dwfx to w3d

dwg to w3d

List of software applications associated to the .w3d 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 w3d file, edit w3d file, convert w3d file, view w3d file, play w3d file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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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 w3d files.

  • Open w3d file
  • Save w3d file
  • Edit w3d file
  • Create w3d file
  • Export w3d file
  • Others w3d file

Software that open w3d file - Adobe Shockwave 3D scene export

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