CAL3D file format description

Many people share .cal3d files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cal3d file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cal3d files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cal3d - Cal3D Data

The CAL3D data files are related to Cal3D. The CAL3D file is a Cal3D Data. Cal3D is a skeletal animation based 3D character animation library written in C++ in a platform-/graphic API-independent way.

Data files
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Cal3D Data related extensions:
Cal3D Binary Animation
Cal3D Model Configuration Data
Cal3D Binary Mesh Data
Cal3D Binary Materials Data
Cal3D Binary Skeleton Data
Cal3D XML Animation

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cal3d file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cal3d files. Be especially cautious with .cal3d files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cal3d 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 .cal3d file extension is often given incorrectly!

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


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Similar file extensions in our database:

Alicona Imaging AL3D File

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