Free Online DAE to OBJ Converter

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Please note: Your DAE file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted DAE file before this time.

How to Convert your DAE to OBJ Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your DAE to OBJ using our fast and free DAE converter tool.

Upload your DAE file

Click the "Upload a DAE File" button, then select a DAE to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your OBJ

Click the download link to receive your OBJ file.

File format information for DAE and OBJ

ExtensionDAE
Full NameCOLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/xml
FormatText
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab

A DAE file, short for Digital Asset Exchange, is a 3D model file format used in computer graphics and visualization applications. It stands as an abbreviation for "Collada" which means "gift" in Sanskrit. DAE files serve as an intermediate or interchange format for representing 3D models and their associated data, including geometry, textures, materials, animations, and more. The format was developed by the Khronos Group, an open industry consortium, to provide a standard way of exchanging 3D data between different software and hardware platforms.

One of the key advantages of DAE files is their compatibility and versatility. They can be utilized across various software applications, making it easier for artists, designers, and developers to collaborate and share 3D assets seamlessly. DAE files use XML (Extensible Markup Language) as the basis for their structure, making them human-readable and easy to parse by machines. This structure enables the storage of complex 3D scenes while maintaining a reasonable file size, making it suitable for use in real-time applications such as video games, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) experiences.

In summary, a DAE file is a widely-used 3D model file format designed to facilitate the exchange of 3D assets across different software and hardware platforms. Its XML-based structure allows for efficient representation of complex 3D scenes while ensuring compatibility and easy readability. Whether it's for game development, architectural visualization, or other 3D graphics applications, DAE files play a significant role in enabling efficient asset sharing and collaboration in the digital content creation pipeline.

DAE Converter Capabilities

When converting 3D Model/Mesh files using our DAE converter we will attempt to convert color materials into a suitable format for use in the converted file.

ExtensionOBJ
Full NameWavefront
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/plain
FormatText
Opens WithMeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio

The OBJ file format is a 3D graphics file format used to define complex 3D models, including geometry, materials, and textures. OBJ files are text files, making them human-readable and easy to modify by hand. The downside to this ease of readability is that the files can become rather large when dealing with large or complex 3D models.

As mentioned, the OBJ format stores not only 3D model geometry but also materials and textures. These materials are usually defined in a separate file with the MTL file extension and specify geometry rendering details such as diffuse and specular color, transparency, and much more.

The OBJ material file can also reference external texture files. These are usually JPEG or PNG files; however, these can be older formats, such as TGA. Where materials are used, the OBJ file will also contain material names preceding the geometry faces they should be applied to. If textures are referenced, the geometry will also contain texture coordinates (UV) for each vertex.

Information for converting from DAE to OBJ

Your DAE file will be converted to a OBJ file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our DAE 3D tool performs accurate conversions of 3D elements such as vertices, faces, normals and relevant material information. As DAE supports color materials and OBJ does not, our tool will not attempt to transfer any color information, your final 3D model will contain geometry data only.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my DAE file to OBJ?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your DAE file to upload. Your DAE file will be uploaded to our servers. When the DAE to OBJ conversion has completed, you can download your OBJ file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my DAE to OBJ?

We aim to process all DAE to OBJ conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the DAE to OBJ conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.