Free Online TGA to OBJ Converter

Please note: Your TGA file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted TGA file before this time.

How to Convert your TGA to OBJ Online?

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

Upload your TGA file

Upload your TGA file

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

Download your OBJ

Download your OBJ

Click the download link to receive your OBJ file.

File format information for TGA and OBJ

ExtensionTGA
Full NameTruevision TGA
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/x-targa
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net

The TGA format was originally defined in 1984 by AT&T EPICenter and later became Truevision following a successful buyout. The format is a raster graphics format for use originally with high-end PC graphics cards intended for use in video editing with the format mainly supporting NTSC and PAL video resolutions.

The format stores images in various levels of color depth starting at 2-bits-per-pixel (bpp) all the way to 32-bit where color would occupy 24-bits with the final 8-bits dedicated to the alpha channel. The format of the file is fairly simple compared to other formats of the time such as BMP and TIFF.

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

The OBJ file format originally created by Wavefront Technologies and later adopted by many other 3D software vendors is a simple text-based file format for describing 3D model/geometry. This data can include Vertices, Faces, Normals, Texture Coordinates and references to external Texture files.

As the format is text-based it is relatively straight-forward to parse by 3D modelling applications. A downside of the text-based format is the files can be rather large compared to similar binary formats such as STL and compressed files such as 3MF.

Information for converting from TGA to OBJ

Our TGA converter will convert your TGA 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 TGA file to OBJ?

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

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

We aim to process all TGA 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 TGA 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 TGA image?

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

Is there a limit to the size of my image?

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