BVH file format description

Many people share .bvh files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bvh file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bvh files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bvh - Biovision Hierarchy Data

The BVH data files are related to Blender. The BVH file is a Biovision Hierarchy Data. The Biovision Hierarchy (BVH) is a character animation file format was developed by Biovision.

Data files
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Biovision Hierarchy Data related extensions:
Blender Data
Blender Document Backup
Blender Fluid Simulation Object
Blender Cache
Biovision Motion Data
Blender Fluid Simulation Velocity Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bvh file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bvh files. Be especially cautious with .bvh files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bvh file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bvh file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bch, bdh, bh, bhv, bv, bvb, bvm, bvn, bvt, bvy, nvh, vh

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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