OBJ (Wavefront 3D Object File)

The OBJ CAD file format

Files that have an OBJ file extensions are typically 3D image files. OBJ stands for 3D object in this case. This generic 3D image file can be opened in various 3D image editing programs and other software. The OBJ file has first been developed by Wavefront Technologies to create and store files containing 3D geometry.

Technical details of OBJ files

The OBJ files contains all necessary data to display a three-dimensional object; such as textures, coordinates and other information about the 3D object. OBJ files are sometimes stored in plain text format, containing human readable code. This code contains information about the vertex data of the 3D object as well as comments and information about other attributes and elements.

More information about the OBJ file format

File extension .obj
File category CAD
Associated programs Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows & Mac)
Autodesk AutoCAD (Windows)
Autodesk Maya (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Blender (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Cheetah3D (Mac)
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks (Windows)
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio (Windows & Mac)
GLC_Player (Linux)
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe (Mac)
IMSI TurboCAD Pro (Windows)
MeshLab (Windows, Mac & Linux)
MAXON Cinema 4D (Windows & Mac)
NewTek Lightwave (Windows & Mac)
Siemens Solid Edge (Windows)
Smith Micro Poser (Windows & Mac)
Useful links More about the OBJ file extension
Developer Wavefront Technologies