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.pp2 File Extension

Developer: Smith Micro
File type: Poser Prop File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pp2. Files with the file extension .pp2 can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pp2 files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pp2 file?

The PP2 file extension is used to name a part, object or prop belonging to a model created with Poser, a 3D rendering and animating program developed by Smith Micro. Poser is optimized to generate models that depict human figures in three-dimensional form. It functions like a digital mannequin wherein it is mostly used to animate or pose the figures. Because it produces basic animations and digital images, it has gained much popularity from beginners who are trying to learn the basics in animation. Poser comes with several pre-installed models of people, animals, robots and others. Files in the PP2 format contain parts of a model, may be individual or grouped to create order and a system. It can also contain geometrical data or reference OBJ files. To view and manage such files, the user may be required to have the file’s authoring software, which is Smith Micro’s Poser. Otherwise, the file may be converted to another format to enable viewing through other programs.

how to open a .pp2 file?

Launch a .pp2 file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pp2 file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pp2 files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pp2 file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pp2 file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pp2 file association errors

applications that open a .pp2 file

Smith Micro Poser 9

Smith Micro Poser 9

Smith Micro Poser 9 is an application that has been classified as a digital image editing and 3D animation tool, and this software was designed for computers that are running on compatible versions of Microsoft Windows. Many features are integrated into this image editing and 3D animation program, including libraries of backgrounds, 3D characters like people, animals and automobiles, and these 3D images can be used for digital image and 3D animation projects using Smith Micro Poser 9. Digital photos or images and animated 3D clips in supported formats can also be exported from compatible third party applications and databases. A simple 3-step process for creating digital images and animated 3D sequences is implemented into this software. The first step involves adding the user's desired digital images or animated 3D clips. The user can also access the image editing functionalities available in Smith Micro Poser 9 to improve and modify the selected images and animated 3D sequences. Then, the second step requires the user to select certain points within the animated characters and elements in order to pose them and implement different animated movement options that can be selected from the options offered by Smith Micro Poser 9. The third step is to finalize the user's digital image development and 3D animation projects by polishing certain visual elements of the animated scenes and images through the wide variety of lighting options and camera configuration settings provided by Smith Micro Poser 9.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pp2 files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pp2. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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