OBJ File Extension

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Wavefront 3D Object Format
  • Developer
    Wavefront Technologies
  • Popularity
    3 (13 votes)

What is OBJ file?

OBJ file format is used to store 3D objects created with various design and editing software. Each OBJ file can contain data such as 3D objects including coordinates, texture maps, color palette information, and texture files. OBJ files contain no data regarding the object’s environment. OBJ file format was developed by Wavefront Technologies, originally for a different purpose – it was designed as a file to be used for storing Advanced Visualizer application data.

OBJ and MTL file compatibility

OBJ files more often then not contain references to supporting MTL files which describe object’s surface shading material and relevant data. Each OBJ file can reference one or more MTL files.

Applications of OBJ format

OBJ is a popular open-source file format. It is currently considered the standard format for 3D object/image editing software. It is widely supported, therefore basically all CAD family of software provides means of importing and exporting data into this format. In recent years, with the popularization of 3D printing technology, the OBJ format is gaining in popularity, mainly as the format of choice for multi-color material printing.

Conversion of a OBJ file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the OBJ extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of OBJ file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from OBJ extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to OBJ file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the OBJ file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the OBJ file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the OBJ file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the OBJ file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the OBJ file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the OBJ file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the OBJ file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on OBJ file.

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