ZT file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.zt - Mental Ray Shadow Map

The ZT graphic files are related to Mental Ray Renderer. The ZT file is a Mental Ray Shadow Map. The Mental Ray renderer is a general-purpose renderer that can generate physically correct simulations of lighting effects.

Mental Ray Renderer
Graphic files
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Mental Ray Shadow Map related extensions:
Pixela Digital Picture
ArtRage Painting Image
Atari ST Imagic Image
Commodore 64 Face Painter Graphic
PhotoFrame Frame
Amiga Icon

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

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

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

at, st, tz, xt, zg, zh

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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