OBJ File Type- The quick facts
What are OBJ files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an OBJ 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 an OBJ file?
Files that contain the .obj file extension hold 3D object files created with computer drawing software. These files can contain texture maps, 3D coordinates and other 3D object data.
The OBJ file format is used by a variety of 3D graphic applications. Some of the popular applications that use the .obj file extension include Microsoft Visual Studio and CADRazor.
The .obj file suffix is also used for computer science object files. These files contain a collection of sequences that hold instructions that tell a host machine how to accomplish a certain task. These OBJ files may be accompanied by related metadata files.
.obj files are also generated by several compilers on the Windows platform, e.g. C and C++ compilers. When a source code file is processed by the compiler, an .obj file is generated. When all source code files have been compiled to .obj files, the .obj files are linked together to the resulting .exe or .dll file.
How to open OBJ files
Important: Different programs may use files with the OBJ file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your OBJ file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different OBJ openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: September 2, 2021
Suggest another file format using extension OBJ
While we know of one file format using the .OBJ file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .OBJ file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of OBJ files. Remember, different programs may use OBJ 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|
|Stuffit Expander||User submitted|
|Any Video Converter Professional||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional||User submitted|
|Flash Movie Player||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional English||User submitted|
|123D 3D Print||User submitted|
|Artec ViewShape||User submitted|