.CSM File Extension

File Type:
Character Studio Marker File

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

What is a CSM file?

Csm file extension has Character Studio Marker file type, developed by Autodesk, which is associated with the "3d image files" category.

It is an ASCII text file with position markers for 3D characters. These files are created by the Character Studio animation program, which is included in Autodesk's 3ds Max. CSM files are needed to save the position of the biped (usually a human character) in the motion capture buffer of the program. For saving limb rotation settings the software uses another format, which has the .BVH extension. 

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

csm file icon
File Type:
Character Studio Marker File
3D Image Files

How to open CSM file?

Double click the csm 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 .csm 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 csm 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 csm 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 CSM 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 csm file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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