BVH File

What are BVH files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BVH 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 a BVH file?

A .BVH file is a Biovision Hierarchy Character Animation Format file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open BVH files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested six different BVH openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 9, 2014

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Sierra Home ArchitectSierra Home ArchitectUser submitted
Visual HomeVisual HomeUser submitted
bvhackerbvhackerUser submitted
Autodesk FBX ReviewAutodesk FBX ReviewUser submitted
3D HUIS Design DeLuxe version 1,1NL3D HUIS Design DeLuxe version 1,1NLUser submitted
Visual Home Deluxe version 1,1EURVisual Home Deluxe version 1,1EURUser submitted

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