What are AWA files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an AWA file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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 apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested two different AWA openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: February 21, 2021
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.
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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