CHR File Type

- The quick facts

What are CHR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CHR 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 CHR file?

CHR files have multiple uses, and 3DS Max 3D Character is one of them.

3DS Max 3D Character File

The .chr file extension is most commonly used by the 3D Studio Max software. The CHR files contain three-dimensional character models created with the 3D Studio Max program.

How to open CHR files

We have identified one CHR opener that is compatible with this specific type of CHR file.

Programs that open 3DS Max 3D Character files

3D Studio Max3D Studio MaxVerified

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the CHR extension

Through our research of CHR files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Apricot Character Set
  • Borland Graphics Interface Font File
  • Byline Charset Definition
  • Graphic Master Character Set
  • Infinity Engine Player Character File
  • PaintShow Font File
  • SRI PeakSimple Chromatogram

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
WoW Model ViewerWoW Model ViewerUser submitted
DAoC-CharplanDAoC-CharplanUser submitted
MetacreatorMetacreatorUser submitted
GURPS Character BuilderGURPS Character BuilderUser submitted

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