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What are VMT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VMT file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your VMT files.

What is a VMT file?

A .VMT file is a Valve Material Type file.

.vmt Valve Material Type files are a file format used by Valve Corporation's Source Engine to define the material properties of videogame surfaces. These files are used to specify surface appearances such as color, texture and reflections, as well as special effects such as scrolling and animation.

A .vmt file is a simple text file containing key and value pairs that specify the material's properties. For example, the "base texture" key is used to specify the texture file used for the surface, while the "reflectivity" key specifies how reflective the surface should be.

Used in popular games such as Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead, .vmt files give game developers great flexibility in designing game visuals.

It's important to note that.vmt files are part of the Source Engine's material system and when used alongside other file types like.VTF and.VMT, they create a complete material. The Source Engine enables users to create custom.vmt files for user-generated content.

How to open VMT files

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

Programs that open Valve Material Type files


Last updated: April 25, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

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