.CGFX File Extension

File Type:
CgFX Shader File

Having trouble opening .cgfx extension? Don't panic! This page explains what cgfx files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open cgfx files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CGFX file?

Cgfx file extension has CgFX Shader file type, developed by NVIDIA, which is associated with the "3d image files" category.

CgFX is a shader format that defines effects and appearance of 3D objects. It is used by a CG programming language. Files with this extension contain source code written in a plain text format. CgFX files are referenced by various programs that support NVIDIA's CgFX technology and some video game as well.  

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

cgfx file icon
File Type:
CgFX Shader File
3D Image Files

How to open CGFX file?

Double click the cgfx file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .cgfx extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the cgfx extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the cgfx file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CGFX files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the cgfx file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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