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What are AWA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AWA file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your AWA files.

What is an AWA file?

AWA files have multiple uses, and AnimationWorks Accelerated movie is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

AnimationWorks Accelerated movie

These AWA files contain animations created in Vectorworks, a software that allows you to create complicated camera or object animations. AnimationWorks is an add-on for Vectorworks. You can view these AWA files in any supported media player as a QuickTime movie. These are 3D animations combined with a camera path to allow you to create a short film.

How to open AWA files

Important: Different programs may use files with the AWA file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your AWA file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single AWA opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 31, 2023

All known file formats using extension .AWA

While AnimationWorks Accelerated movie is a popular type of AWA-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .AWA file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Astound Animation

We know that one AWA format is Astound Animation. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AWA files. Remember, different programs may use AWA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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