.bvh

File Type Generic IconBiovision Hierarchy Animation File
File Format Standard (developed by Biovision)
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

ASCII file that contains motion capture data for three-dimensional characters; used by 3ds Max's Character Studio and other 3D animation programs to import rotational joint data; developed by Biovision as a standard format to save biped character motion data.

BVH files are also used to store animation data for characters in Second Life and various 3D video games.

Open With
Windows

IconAutodesk 3ds Max

IconAutodesk Maya

IconSmith Micro Poser

macOS

IconSmith Micro Poser

IconAutodesk Maya

IconDAZ 3D DAZ Studio

Unix

IconAutodesk Maya

IconBlender

Updated 2007
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