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ZBF files: what are they and how do I open them?

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.zbf file type #1: RADIANCE Z-Buffer format

A zbf file extension is associated with the RADIANCE and used for its Z-Buffer radiance format.

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The zbf file extension is related to the RADIANCE, a ray-tracing software system for UNIX.

The zbf file is a binary file with the distances to each pixel in a corresponding picture.

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.zbf file type #2: ZEMAX beam data

A zbf file extension is related to the ZEMAX and used for its beam data.

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The zbf file stores ZEMAX beam data. These files contain beam electric field data used with the Physical Optics Propagation (POP) analysis feature.

User-defined files, which may be ASCII or binary, are used to specify the initial POP beam. ZEMAX can also generate binary files which contain the electric field data for the beam at any surface along the propagation path.

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