ANIM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ANIM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ANIM files.

What is an ANIM file?

An .ANIM file is an Amiga delta/RLE-Encoded Bitmap Animation file. These ANIM IFF files contain animated video sequences used on the Amiga computer, a home computer popular in the 1980s and 1990s. You use this to store and playback the sequences of frames. This also minimizes the disk space that gets used.

How to open ANIM files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ANIM for different purposes.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Other file formats using extension .ANIM

While Amiga delta/RLE-Encoded Bitmap Animation is a popular type of ANIM-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .ANIM extension.

The ANIM file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an ANIM opener may not be able to open all kinds of ANIM files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited ANIM viewer.

ClariSSA Super Smooth Animation

These ANIM files contain the animation created in ClariSSA, an animation processing tool. This software was used on Amiga, a home computer that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. ClariSSA's conversion module and multi-purpose interface work to combine animated pictures quickly and compactly.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Unity Animation

These ANIM files contain the three-dimensional, two-dimensional, virtual reality, and augmented reality games created in Unity, a cross-platform game engine. With this software, you can create 2D and 3D games. This engine was later used by the film, automotive, and construction industries.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Voxlap Animation

Through our analysis of ANIM files, we know that one use of the format is Voxlap Animation. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!