.RPF File Extension

Grand Theft Auto Data File

Developer Rockstar Games
4.3  |  328 Votes

What is an RPF file?

An RPF file is a game archive used by Grand Theft Auto (GTA) IV and V, action-adventure video games published by Rockstar Games. It contains game data files, such as 3D character models, texture graphics, and game audio. Modders often modify RPF files' contents to customize GTA IV and V.

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Most GTA IV and V players will not encounter RPF files. However, if you want to modify aspects of the games' gameplay, such as characters' appearances or in-game sound effects, you will likely need to edit assets stored in an RPF file. You may also need to load or create a custom RPF file.

How to open an RPF file

You can use Spark IV and OpenIV (Windows) to open GTA IV RPF files, view, edit, and extract their contents, and add assets to them.

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Programs that open or reference RPF files

Rich Pixel Format File

Developer Autodesk
3.6  |  51 Votes

An RPF file may also be an image exported from Autodesk 3ds Max, a program used to create 3D models, images, and animations. It contains a frame rendered from a 3D video or image. RPF files typically include RGBA (red, green, blue, and alpha) channels and some amount of arbitrary image channels, such as depth ("z-depth"), transparency, surface normals, and others.

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Autodesk 3ds Max is a Windows program that video game developers, animators, and others use to create and animate 3D models and scenes. The program allows creators to save scenes in a variety of image formats, including the RPF format.

Creators use the RPF format primarily for exporting scenes that require further post-production or effects work. To facilitate this work, RPF files can contain many optional image channels, used by specific features of post-production and effects apps. Creators select the channels they want to include in their RPF file while rendering the file.

How to open an RPF file

You can open an RPF file with Autodesk 3ds Max (Windows), Adobe After Effects (Windows, Mac), or XnViewMP (multiplatform).

How to convert an RPF file

You can use Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe After Effects, or XnViewMP to convert RPF files to other image formats. For example, XnViewMP can convert RPF files to the following formats (and many others):

  • .JPEG - JPEG Image
  • .GIF - Graphical Interchange Format
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .TIFF - Tagged Image
  • .BMP - Bitmap Image
  • .PCX - Paintbrush Bitmap Image
  • .TGA - Targa Graphic
  • .JP2 - JPEG 2000 Core Image
  • .JXR - JPEG XR Image
  • .WEBP - WebP Image

Programs that open or reference RPF files

NewTek LightWave 3D
NewTek LightWave 3D

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