.SMD File Extension

File Type:
Valve Studiomdl Data File

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

What is a SMD file?

Smd file extension has Valve Studiomdl Data file type, developed by Valve, which is associated with the "3d image files" category.

Associated with Source Engine, the 3D model file contains a model, which is saved in an ASCII text format. The file may be compiled into a .QC file as well as an .MDL game model file with the help of Studiomdl command line utility.

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

smd file icon
File Type:
Valve Studiomdl Data File
3D Image Files

How to open SMD file?

Double click the smd 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 .smd 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 smd 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".

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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 smd 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 SMD files

  • Windows Windows
    • chUmbaLum sOft Half-Life Model Viewer chUmbaLum sOft Half-Life Model Viewer
    • Valve Studiomdl Valve Studiomdl
    • Valve Half-Life Valve Half-Life
    • Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad
    • Other text editor Other text editor

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 smd file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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