How to open AWA files

Did your computer fail to open an AWA file? We explain what AWA files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is an AWA file?

We know of 2 different uses of the AWA file type, one of them being AnimationWorks Accelerated movie. Read the details below.

The AWA 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 AWA opener may not be able to open all kinds of AWA files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited AWA viewer.

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. 

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

Astound Animation

Through our analysis of AWA files, we know that one use of the format is Astound 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 verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

AWA file openers, viewers, etc.

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.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with AWA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with AWA-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!