What are MTL files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a MTL file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a MTL file?
MTL files have multiple uses, and Caligari TrueSpace Material Library is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Caligari TrueSpace Material Library
Caligari TrueSpace Material Library files, or ".MTL" files, are vital for efficient 3D modeling and animation with the Caligari TrueSpace software. These files store details about a 3D scene's components, from their color and reflectiveness to transparency and texture. With .MTL files, you can apply and mirror materials across multiple scenes quickly and easily, saving time and preserving consistency.
Many 3D software programs, such as Caligari TrueSpace, support the .MTL file format, which enables you to both export and import materials between them. This means that you can share materials with colleagues or include materials from prior scenes in your new project. The great thing is that when you import a .MTL file, the material properties will automatically be applied to the objects in your scene.
You can use the Material Editor in Caligari TrueSpace to create a MTL file that defines the properties of your materials, such as color, reflectiveness, transparency, and texture. Saving this material as a.MTL file allows you to apply it to any object in your scene later on by simply selecting the object and then choosing its.MTL file from the material library.
How to open MTL files
We have identified one MTL opener that is compatible with this specific type of MTL file.
Programs that open Caligari TrueSpace Material Library files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .MTL
While Caligari TrueSpace Material Library is a popular type of MTL-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .MTL file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Alias|Wavefront Material Library
We know that one MTL format is Alias|Wavefront Material Library. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different MTL openers which you will find listed below.
Crytek XML Material
We know that one MTL format is Crytek XML Material. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
We know that one MTL format is MegaCAD Library. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
PTC Creo Material
We know that one MTL format is PTC Creo Material. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of MTL files. Remember, different programs may use MTL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Adobe Photoshop||User submitted|
|Boris Graffiti||User submitted|
|TruTops GeoViewer||User submitted|
|Sweet Home 3D||User submitted|
|Boris FX||User submitted|
|Boris RED||User submitted|
|Avid FX||User submitted|
|Boris BLUE||User submitted|
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