Free Online GIF to OBJ Converter

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

How to Convert your GIF to OBJ Online?

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

Upload your GIF file

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

Download your OBJ

Click the download link to receive your OBJ file.

File format information for GIF and OBJ

ExtensionGIF
Full NameGraphics Interchange Format
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/gif
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net

A GIF file, short for Graphics Interchange Format, is a popular image file format widely used on the internet for its ability to store and display short animations or sequences of images. Developed by CompuServe in 1987, GIFs support a limited color palette of up to 256 colors, which makes them more suitable for simple graphics and animations rather than high-quality photographs. One of the key features that set GIFs apart is their support for transparency, allowing parts of the image to be transparent and blend seamlessly with the background, making them ideal for creating overlays and animations with a transparent background.

GIF files utilize a lossless compression algorithm, meaning they maintain their image quality without loss of data. While this results in larger file sizes compared to other image formats with lossy compression, it ensures that the GIF will look the same every time it's displayed, regardless of how many times it's saved or opened. As a result, GIFs are commonly used for creating short looping animations, reaction images, memes, and simple graphics that require a small file size and universal compatibility across various platforms and devices.

With the rise of social media and online communication, GIFs have become a prevalent form of expression and communication. Users can easily share and embed GIFs in websites, messaging platforms, and social media posts, bringing a dynamic and engaging element to online conversations. The simplicity and widespread support of GIFs make them accessible to a broad audience, enabling users to convey emotions, humor, and information through a combination of images and animation in a compact, portable format.

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 GIF to OBJ

Our GIF converter will convert your GIF file to a 3D model using the Heightmap process whereby 2D pixels, based on their luminosity, are converted into 3D space to create a full 3D OBJ model ready for download for further processing in your favourite 3D editing package or for printing on a 3D printer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my GIF file to OBJ?

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

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

We aim to process all GIF 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 GIF 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.

How is the 3D model generated from my GIF image?

Our tool uses a Heightmap process whereby the OBJ 3D model is created based on the luminosity of the individual pixels in you GIF image.

Is there a limit to the size of my image?

Yes, to ensure our tool converts the GIF image quickly and with a reasonable final file size, your tool will resize any image larger than 600x600 pixels.