.MDD File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .MDD file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

MDD File Recovery

What is a .MDD file?

Model data file used by Point Oven, a commercial suite of plugins used for transferring vertex and fcurve data between modeling programs; saves "baked" vertex data for every animation frame of a specified mesh; allows actual vertex mesh positions, or deformations, to be exchanged between other programs that have Point Oven MDD support.

What Are Common Causes of ".MDD" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".MDD" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".MDD" files while trying to clean up their computer or organize their files.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Issues with the software or hardware used to store or access ".MDD" files can lead to file loss or corruption. This can include software crashes, power outages, or hardware failures.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can corrupt or delete ".MDD" files, rendering them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as disk errors or file system corruption, can result in ".MDD" file loss or failure.
  5. Improper file handling: Improper handling of ".MDD" files, such as forceful shutdowns or abrupt removal of storage devices, can lead to file corruption or loss.
  6. Incompatible software or updates: Using incompatible software or installing updates that are not compatible with ".MDD" files can cause them to become unreadable or corrupted.
  7. Human error: Human error, such as mistakenly formatting the storage device containing ".MDD" files or overwriting them with incorrect data, can result in file loss or failure.

It is always recommended to regularly backup important files, including ".MDD" files, to prevent permanent loss in case of any unexpected events.

How to recover lost ".MDD" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".MDD" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".MDD" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".MDD" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".MDD" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".MDD" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".MDD" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo point Oven Deformation Data File image file file?

Programs that open ".MDD" files

Autodesk Maya with Point Oven plugin Autodesk Maya with Point Oven plugin
Autodesk 3ds Max with Point Oven plugin Autodesk 3ds Max with Point Oven plugin
NewTek LightWave 3D with Point Oven plugin NewTek LightWave 3D with Point Oven plugin
Autodesk Softimage 2015 Autodesk Softimage 2015
pmG messiahStudio with Point Oven plugin pmG messiahStudio with Point Oven plugin
Autodesk Maya with Point Oven plugin Autodesk Maya with Point Oven plugin
NewTek LightWave 3D with Point Oven plugin NewTek LightWave 3D with Point Oven plugin
pmG messiahStudio with Point Oven plugin pmG messiahStudio with Point Oven plugin
Autodesk Softimage 2015 Autodesk Softimage 2015

Additional Information

  • File type: Point Oven Deformation Data File

  • File extension: .MDD

  • Developer: Point Oven

  • Category: 3D Image Files

  • Format: Binary

  • Mime-type: application/octet-stream

  • HEX: 00 00

  • File types that use the extension .MDD:

    • Point Oven Deformation Data File

    • MDict Resource File


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is an .MDD backup file and how is it created?

    An .MDD backup file is a backup file format used by the Autodesk MotionBuilder software. MotionBuilder is a 3D character animation software commonly used in the film, game, and virtual reality industries.

    The .MDD backup file contains the animation data for a specific character or object in the MotionBuilder scene. It stores the position, rotation, and scale data of each joint or bone in the character's skeleton, allowing for the recreation of the animation at a later time.

    To create an .MDD backup file in MotionBuilder, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Open the MotionBuilder software and load the scene that contains the character or object you want to back up.
    2. Make sure the character or object is selected in the scene.
    3. Go to the "File" menu and choose the "Export" option.
    4. In the export options dialog, select the "MDD" format as the output format.
    5. Choose a destination folder and specify a file name for the backup file.
    6. Click the "Export" button to create the .MDD backup file.

    Once the backup file is created, you can use it to restore the animation data to the character or object in MotionBuilder or import it into other compatible software for further editing or rendering.

  • How can I restore a file from an .MDD backup?

    To restore a file from an .MDD backup, you can follow these steps:

    1. Locate the .MDD backup file: The .MDD file is a backup file created by a program called "MyDefrag" or "JkDefrag." Find the specific .MDD file that contains the backup of the file you want to restore.
    2. Install MyDefrag or JkDefrag: If you don't have the program installed on your computer, download and install either MyDefrag or JkDefrag. These programs are used to restore files from .MDD backups.
    3. Open MyDefrag or JkDefrag: Launch the program you installed.
    4. Select the .MDD backup file: In the program's interface, locate and select the .MDD backup file that contains the file you want to restore. You can usually do this by clicking on the "Open" or "Browse" button within the program.
    5. Choose the file to restore: Once you have loaded the .MDD backup file, you should see a list of files and folders contained in the backup. Find the specific file you want to restore and select it.
    6. Restore the file: After selecting the file, look for an option like "Restore" or "Extract." This will allow you to restore the file to its original location or choose a new location on your computer.
    7. Specify the restore location: If prompted, specify the location where you want to restore the file. You can choose to restore it to its original location or select a different folder.
    8. Complete the restore process: Follow the prompts and instructions provided by the program to complete the restore process. Once finished, the file should be restored to the specified location.

    Note: If you are unable to find or open the .MDD backup file, make sure you have the correct program installed and that the backup file is not corrupted or damaged. If the backup file is inaccessible, you may need to try alternative backup restoration methods or seek professional assistance.

  • Are .MDD backup files compatible with all operating systems and software applications?

    No, .MDD backup files are not compatible with all operating systems and software applications. The compatibility depends on the specific software application that created the .MDD backup file. Different applications may use different file formats for backups, and these formats may not be universally compatible across all operating systems and software applications. It is important to check the documentation or support resources of the specific software application to determine the compatibility of .MDD backup files.

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