The File Extensions Database


.OBJ File Extension

  • Developer by: Wavefront Technologies
  • Category: 3D Image Files

What is an .OBJ file?

.OBJ is Wavefront 3D Object File

An OBJ file is a standard 3D image format that can be exported and opened by various 3D image editing programs. It contains a three-dimensional object including 3D coordinates, texture maps, polygonal faces, and other object information.

The OBJ format is widely considered to be a universal format for 3D image editing applications. The OBJ file commonly contains references to one or more .MTL files, which contains surface shading material.

Programs that open Wavefront 3D Object File
Windows
NewTek Lightwave 3D
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Autodesk Maya 2018
Autodesk 3ds Max 2018
Microsoft Paint 3D
Microsoft 3D Builder
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio 4
IMSI TurboCAD Pro
Blender
MeshLab
MAXON Cinema 4D
Smith Micro Poser 11
Autodesk AutoCAD with OBJ Import plugin
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks with OBJ Import plugin
Siemens Solid Edge
Mac
NewTek Lightwave 3D
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Autodesk Maya 2018
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio 4
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe
Cheetah3D
Blender
MeshLab
MAXON Cinema 4D
Smith Micro Poser 11
Linux
Autodesk Maya 2018
Blender
MeshLab
GLC_Player
File Type 2 Relocatable Object Code
Category: Data Files

Object data that is referenced by many types of programs

How to solve problems with OBJ files

  • Associate the OBJ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any OBJ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.OBJ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the OBJ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .OBJ is Wavefront 3D Object File. Because only the current version supports the latest OBJ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Wavefront Technologies manufacturer website after an available .OBJ is Wavefront 3D Object File update.
  • To make sure that your OBJ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.