Free Online TAR to OBJ Converter

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

How to Convert your TAR to OBJ Online?

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

Upload your TAR file

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

Download your OBJ

Click the download link to receive your OBJ file.

File format information for TAR and OBJ

ExtensionTAR
Full NameTAR
TypeArchive
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary

A TAR file, short for Tape Archive, is a type of computer file format used for archiving and bundling multiple files together into a single file. It is often used in Unix and Unix-like operating systems but can be found and used on other platforms as well. The TAR format does not perform compression by itself; it simply collects multiple files and directories into one unit, maintaining their individual properties such as file permissions, timestamps, and ownership information. Because of this, TAR files are commonly used as a container for transferring and storing files while preserving their original attributes.

When creating a TAR file, all the specified files and directories are gathered and stored sequentially in the archive, which is later used for distribution, backup, or transportation. The TAR format is particularly useful for creating backups, as it enables easy preservation of directory structures and metadata. However, since TAR files are not compressed, they tend to be larger than their compressed counterparts like ZIP or GZIP archives. As a result, it is common to combine TAR files with compression algorithms (like GZIP or BZIP2) to create compressed TAR archives (e.g., .tar.gz or .tar.bz2) that reduce file size while maintaining the original structure and information.

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 TAR to OBJ

Our TAR archive converter will examine the contents of your TAR file and will look for any 3D model file that it may contain and this, once found, will be extracted and converted to a 3D OBJ file ready for download.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my TAR file to OBJ?

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

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

We aim to process all TAR 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 TAR 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.