OBJ file format description

Many people often share .obj files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .obj files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .obj files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .obj files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .obj file format.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.obj - Wavefront Object File

The OBJ data files are related to Blender Wavefront Object Importer. The OBJ file is a Wavefront Object File. OBJ is a geometry definition file format first developed by Wavefront Technologies for its Advanced Visualizer animation package. The file format is open and has been adopted by other 3D graphics application vendors.

Application:Blender Wavefront Object Importer
Category:Data files
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Wavefront Object File related extensions:

  • x12 EDI X12 Data
  • csmo Free College Schedule Maker Data
  • ds Dynamics Solver Problem Definition
  • wdc WinDaq Waveform Browser Data
  • top Carlson 2016 Topsoil Definition Data
  • olk14arrange Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac Arrange Data

.obj - Intel Relocatable Object Module

The OBJ development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. The OBJ file is an Intel Relocatable Object Module. The Relocatable Object Module Format (OMF) is an object file format used primarily for software intended to run on Intel 80x86 microprocessors.

Application:Microsoft Visual Studio
Category:Development files
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Intel Relocatable Object Module related extensions:

.obj - Visual Studio Compiled Object

The OBJ development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. The OBJ file is a Visual Studio Compiled Object. Microsoft Visual Studio is a Integrated Development Environment (IDE) developed by Microsoft to develop GUI (Graphical User Interface), console, Web applications, web apps, mobile apps, cloud, and web services, etc.

Application:Microsoft Visual Studio
Category:Development files
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Visual Studio Compiled Object related extensions:

  • rules Visual C++ Project Rules
  • turboc3 Borland Turbo C Makefile
  • wdm Visual Interdev Web Project Items Data
  • sol Solidity Script
  • exp ASCET Binary Export Data
  • dsb DAZ Studio Binary Script

.o - Compiled Object File

The O development files are related to GNU Compiler Collection. The O file is a Compiled Object. The Compiled Object file is the representation of code that a compiler or assembler generates by processing a source code file. Object files contain compact code, often called "binaries". A linker is typically used to generate an executable or library by linking object files together.

Application:GNU Compiler Collection
Category:Development files
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Compiled Object File related extensions:

  • ohp Delphi OpenHelp Data
  • xsc Dataset Designer Internal Data
  • rpm WinDev HyperFileSQL Replication Master Data
  • py Python Script
  • textile RedCloth Script
  • jmo JMonkey Engine Model

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .obj file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .obj extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .obj files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .obj files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .obj file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .obj file

To set the .obj file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .obj file association. Many applications can open .obj files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .obj file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bj, lbj, ob, obh, obi, obk, obm, obn, obu, oby, oj, ovj, pbj

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .obj filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .obj:

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