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RAD file format description

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

5 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.rad - Radiance Scene

The RAD document files are related to Radiance. RAD file is a Radiance Scene. Radiance is a suite of tools for performing lighting simulation originally written by Greg Ward. It includes a renderer as well as many other tools for measuring the simulated light levels. It uses ray tracing to perform all lighting calculations, accelerated by the use of an octree data structure.

Document files
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Radiance Scene related extensions:
Radiance Ambient Data
Radiance Function File
Radiance Data File
Radiance Map Data
Radiance Octree
Radiance RGB Map Data

.rad - Reality AdLib Tracker Song

The RAD audio files are related to Reality AdLib Tracker. RAD file is a Reality AdLib Tracker Song. Reality Adlib Tracker is a 9-channel OPL2 adlib tracker for MS-DOS.

Reality AdLib Tracker
Audio files
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Reality AdLib Tracker Song related extensions:
Synclavier Sound
Trackjoy GUS Tracker Song
Dektron Digital Voice Recorder Voice
LegglessMusicEditor Music Module
HSC-Tracker Instrument
EMU SoundFont v2.x Banks

.rad - RFM Radiance Spectrum File

The RAD data files are related to RFM. RAD file is a RFM Radiance Spectrum File. The RFM is a GENLN2-based line-by-line radiative transfer model originally developed at AOPP, Oxford University, under an ESA contract to provide reference spectral calculations for the MIPAS instrument launched on the ENVISAT satellite in 2002.

Data files
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RFM Radiance Spectrum File related extensions:
RFM Atmospheric Profile Data
RFM Covariate Table
RFM Irregular Spectral Grid
RFM Instrument Line Shape File
RFM SVD-compressed Look-Up Table
RFM Tangent Altitudes File

.rad - VRAD Lights Data

The RAD development files are related to Valve VRAD. RAD file is a VRAD Lights Data. Valve VRAD is a command-line tool that takes a compiled BSP map and embeds lighting data into it.

Valve VRAD
Development files
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VRAD Lights Data related extensions:
LoseThos Partition Drive Data
Visual FoxPro Executable
Batch Compiler Preset
CryENGINE Resource Compiler Settings Data
Visual FoxPro Database Index
Visual FoxPro Compiled Program

.rad - Radar ViewPoint Radar Data

The RAD data files are related to Radar ViewPoint. RAD file is a Radar ViewPoint Radar Data. Radar ViewPoint is a radar data analysis tool for Microsoft Windows. The Radar ViewPoint seems to be no longer supported.

Radar ViewPoint
Data files
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Radar ViewPoint Radar Data related extensions:
AVG Antivirus Vault Data
Apple Photos Data
Microsoft Backup Incremental Backup Data
VisualBoy Advance Cheat List
PhotoImpact Commands Data
Inkscape Extension Descriptor Data

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

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

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

ad, ard, dad, ead, fad, gad, ra, rac, rae, raf, rar, ras, rav, raw, rax

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

RWD Archive
Reaction Data File
TA Orchestrator Data
EAD Document
Rave Reports Project
NRG Symphonie Logger Raw Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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