W3D File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a W3D file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .W3D files.

What is a W3D file?

A .W3D file is a Shockwave 3D Scene Export file. Through our analysis of W3D files, we know that one use of the format is Shockwave 3D Scene Export. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open W3D 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 W3D for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different W3D openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension W3D

While we know of one file format using the .W3D 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 .W3D file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of W3D files. Remember, different programs may use W3D files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

DirectorDirectorUser submitted
Director Shockwave StudioDirector Shockwave StudioUser submitted
Director MXDirector MXUser submitted
3D Model Viewer3D Model ViewerUser submitted
W3DView ApplicationW3DView ApplicationUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with W3D-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 W3D-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!