DRF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DRF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DRF 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DRF for different purposes.

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

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 viewers for this file format

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.

Autodesk VIZ RenderAutodesk VIZ RenderUser submitted
WinPEPWinPEPUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
DOCS Open DesktopDOCS Open DesktopUser submitted
DataCADDataCADUser submitted
DraftingCADDraftingCADUser submitted
Dynamic Routing Fabric NavigatorDynamic Routing Fabric NavigatorUser submitted
FastRawViewerFastRawViewerUser submitted
SilviaSilviaUser submitted
Photo DataBasePhoto DataBaseUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DRF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DRF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!