Free Online X-Plane to OBJ Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

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

How to Convert your X-Plane to OBJ Online?

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

Upload your X-Plane file

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

Download your OBJ

Click the download link to receive your OBJ file.

File format information for X-Plane and OBJ

ExtensionOBJ
Full NameOBJ8 X-Plane
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/plain
FormatText

Not to be confused with the Wavefront OBJ format, the OBJ8 format is a separate format used in conjunction with the X-Plane 3D simulator software as a means of transferring data between X-Plane and other 3D modelling applications and tools.

The OBJ8 format, as it is known, uses the OBJ file extension and stores 3D model data represented by a list of vertices, triangles, and lines. Other data is included in the format, such as lighting, texture information, and other related data.

OBJ8 files are text-based, with each vertex stored on a single line within the file. The vertex includes its X, Y, and Z position, normal, and texture coordinates. Following the vertices is a list of face indices, which, in the case of a 3D model, represent the triangles that make up the model.

X-Plane Converter Capabilities

Our X-Plane 3D Model/Mesh tool does not support any color material data contained within OBJ files so the converted file will not contain any color 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 X-Plane to OBJ

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my X-Plane file to OBJ?

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

How long does it take to convert my X-Plane to OBJ?

We aim to process all X-Plane 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 X-Plane 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.