How to view a OBJ file with 3DVieweronline

OBJ is a file format used in 3D graphics and computer-aided design (CAD) to represent 3D models. It was created by Wavefront Technologies and is widely used in many 3D graphics applications. Unlike the STL format, which stores only triangular mesh data, OBJ files can contain information about a 3D model’s geometry, texture coordinates, normals, and material definitions, making its appearance much more realistic compared to STL files.

OBJ files are used in a variety of applications, including: 

  • 3D graphics and animation: OBJ files are often used as an interchange format between different 3D graphics software applications, allowing for easy sharing of 3D models between programs.
  • Game development: OBJ files are used to create 3D models for video games and other interactive applications.
  • Architecture and engineering: OBJ files can be used to create 3D models for architectural visualization and building design.
  • Film and television: OBJ files are used to create 3D models for special effects in film and television.
  • Research and education: OBJ files are used in scientific visualization and research, as well as in teaching and learning in engineering and design programs.

Viewing an OBJ file with 3DVieweronline requires only a few simple steps:

Steps to view an OBJ file with 3DViewer online

  • Log in (or create a free account) and upload the OBJ file you want to visualize. To visualize an OBJ with texture, upload a zip file which contains both the OBJ file, the MTL file and the related texture pictures if any
  • Open the OBJ file (3DVieweronline doesn’t require any software, it runs directly on your browser)
  • Perform all the actions that you would normally do to inspect an OBJ file such as rotate, zoom in/out, measure, section and more

OBJ files can be easily shared thanks to the 3D Viewer collaboration features:

  • Click on the link icon to share the URL of your OBJ file with who you want
  • Click on the comment icon to load the OBJ file with the collaboration tools enabled. This will allow you and anybody else collaborating to review the OBJ file by creating comments and markups

3DVieweronline can be used on many different industry sectors, more than 17 as today, without the need of being a skilled engineer and without a 3D software knowledge. Powered by WebGL, the 3D Viewer runs smoothly on any device, laptop, tablet or mobile, with a modern browser.