3D Shell Extensions 2.5

3D model files preview directly in the Windows Explorer
How difficult it is for you to manage your 3D model library? While working with any 3D modelling application or game authoring tool you have created or downloaded hundreds or maybe thousands of models with names like "crate1.mdl", "crate2.mdl" or "weapon01.3ds", "weapon03.3ds" and so on.

How quickly can you see which one of your 30 crates or which one of your 50 weapons is the best to use for a certain project? 3D Shell Extensions can speed up your workflow remarkably. A folder which contains 1000 models displays thumbnails for all of them in about 3 seconds!

3D Shell Extensions is the set of Windows Explorer add-ons; they enable 3D models preview directly in Windows Explorer or in any standard "Open..." dialog box. More than that, you can preview your models directly in the Windows Explorer window; just place your mouse over a model file and you will see how it looks.

Main features:

  • Shows thumbnail for 3D model files in the “thumbnail view mode” of Windows Explorer
  • Shows Info Tips for 3D model files
  • Supports major 3D file types for game development:
  • Acknex MDL
  • Autodesk 3DS
  • BlitzBasic 3D
  • Milkshape 3D
  • Microsoft X
  • Wavefront OBJ
  • Quake MD2
  • High rendering speed
  • Configurable in the Control Panel or context menu for 3D model files
  • User control over the rendering priority
  • Supports thumbnail cache

last updated on:
May 28th, 2009, 21:09 GMT
file size:
923 KB
developed by:
Lion's Toys
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows All
C: \ Desktop Enhancements \ Shell Replacements

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3D Shell Extensions - This is the main configuration window from where you can easily configure the way 3D Shell Extensions works.3D Shell Extensions - From the Info Tips tab you can select what information should 3D Shell Extensions display when you put your mouse over a file.
What's New in This Release:
  • Thumbnails enabled on a systems with integrated video;
  • Rendering fixed for some laptops;
  • Settings management added;
  • Preconfigured settings added;
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