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RAY file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ray - Rayshade Image

The RAY graphic files are related to Rayshade. The RAY file is a Rayshade Image. Rayshade is a system for generating ray-traced images. Rayshade's main function is to read a multi-line ASCII file describing a scene to be rendered and produce a file containing the ray traced image.

Graphic files
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Rayshade Image related extensions:
RayShade HeightField Format

.ray - Altair FEKO POSTFEKO Rays Data

The RAY data files are related to Altair FEKO. The RAY file is an Altair FEKO POSTFEKO Rays Data. Altair Feko is a comprehensive computational electromagnetics (CEM) code used widely in the telecommunications, automobile, space and defense industries. PREFEKO is the preprocessor in FEKO.

Altair FEKO
Data files
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Altair FEKO POSTFEKO Rays Data related extensions:
Norton LiveUpdate E-mail Trigger Data
Altair FEKO Exported ILU Preconditioner Data
Altair FEKO OPTFEKO Internal Data
Fest3D Waveguide Modes Data
Adobe GoLive Template Data
Altair FEKO CADFEKO Exported ASCII Fields Data

.ray - Synopsys LightTools Ray Data

The RAY development files are related to Synopsys LightTools. The RAY file is a Synopsys LightTools Ray Data. LightTools is a design, optimization and analysis solution for illumination optics.

Synopsys LightTools
Development files
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Synopsys LightTools Ray Data related extensions:
Creator Simulator Compiled Module
Apache Beehive Collection Data
CA-Realizer Runtime Library
ASCET Compressed Model Data
IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client Profile
Reactis Machine State Cache

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

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

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

ary, ay, day, gay, ra, rag, rat, rqy

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, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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