Open obj file

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What is obj file?

Files with obj extension can be found as common 3d objects saved using various 3D modeling and CAD modeling tools.

obj file description

File extension obj is commonly used for a standardized files that contain 3D objects. This extension is used by various 3D graphic programs for universal object format.

Back in the mid 1980s a UNIX program called "Wavefront Visualizer" was created which used many different ASCII file formats to move 3D data from one module to another (this was before modern user interfaces were developed) - OBJ was used to convey the geometry data and MTL used to convey the material information. All of those sub-file formats became obsolete over time. However, in the early 1990s, Okino, Viewpoint, Alias and Wavefront Corp. came to bring the OBJ and MTL file formats back from the dead of the old Wavefront Visualizer days of the mid 1980s. OBJ + MTL files are "acceptable" for transferring basic mesh data, but the OBJ file format will not allow for the conversion of any hierarchy information, complex materials, lights, cameras, animation, meta data, skinning, etc. The OBJ file format is also verbose ASCII so it can end up creating large files.

Usually a simple data-format that represents only the 3D geometry, such as the position of each vertex, the texture coordinate associated with a vertex, the normal at each vertex, and the faces that make each polygon. Sometimes also known as Wavefront 3D objects.

Software that will open obj file

Autodesk Maya

A multi-platform 3D modelling application

Other obj file extensions

obj - Intel (Object Module Format) relocatable object module

An obj file extension is related to the Intel (Object Module Format) relocatable object module format.

obj - Microsoft Visual Studio object

Files with obj extension can be also found as compiled objects from Microsoft Visual Studio, an integrated development tool for Windows.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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