.NIF File Extension

NetImmerse/Gamebryo Scene Graph File

The Blender NIF Plugin enables import and export of the .Nif File Format. The nif plugin for 3ds max. PyFFI processes block structured files. Tweets by niftools. Verify you have the latest Gamebase Ga...

General Information

Title NIF File Extension
Extension .nif
Full Form NetImmerse/Gamebryo Scene Graph File
File Type Game Data File
Developer NetImmerse/Gamebryo
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store game assets
Additional Functions 3D models, Textures
Features Hierarchy, Animation

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on asset
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Video Games Yes
Modding Yes
3D Graphics Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Regular updates, Mod validation

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Mid-1990s
Latest Version Varies by game

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .dds, .tga, .esp, .esm

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
NifSkope Free Windows, macOS, Linux
Blender Free Windows, macOS, Linux
3ds Max Paid Windows