DRF File Type

- The quick facts

What are DRF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DRF 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 DRF file?

The .drf or the Discreet Render Format file extension is associated with VIZ and 3D Max render files that contains digital 3D images and graphic scene data.

A DRF file consists of rendered images which are detailed and complex pieces of a specific structure from every side and every corner, making up the source structure. DRF files contain a number of images that are pieces of one large picture or model.

The Autodesk Architecture software is one of the primary software programs that can work with .drf files. It is normally bundled with the VIZ Render application. The program is used to create, open and edit the content of DRF files. There are versions of this application for Mac and Microsoft Windows-based systems.

3DS Max 2013 software can be used to open and view the content of these DRF files, but is not designed to have features that can allow users to edit the files under the said file type. To compensate for the lack of add- ons, 3DS Max allows users to export the DRF files into MAX projects, which are saved in the MAX format that can be edited using the said software.

How to open DRF files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DRF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 25, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension DRF

While we know of one file format using the .DRF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DRF file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DRF files. Remember, different programs may use DRF 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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