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ZBF file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.zbf - Radiance Z-buffer File

The ZBF data files are related to Radiance. ZBF file is a Radiance Z-buffer File. 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.

Data files
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Radiance Z-buffer File related extensions:
Radiance Function File
Radiance Data File
Radiance Octree
Radiance Scene
Radiance RGB Map Data

.zbf - Zemax Beam File

The ZBF data files are related to Zemax. ZBF file is a Zemax Beam File. Zemax is an optical design program that is used to design and analyze imaging systems such as camera lenses, as well as illumination systems.

Data files
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Zemax Beam File related extensions:
Zemax ASCII Glass Catalog
Zemax Binary Glass Catalog
Zemax Binary Image Surface Data
Zemax Element Drawing Settings
Zemax Image Surface Data
Zemax Element Drawing Note

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

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

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

abf, bf, znf, zbr, zbb, sbf, zgf, zbd, xbf, bzf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Adobe Binary Format Font
Cryo BF Game Data
libigl Skeletal Data
Zemax Black Box Data
Canon ZoomBrowser EX Database
Zoner Zebra Metafile

Operating systems

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

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