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Features

Supported features

  • OBJ file format:
    • v – vertices,
    • vt – texture coordinates,
    • vn – normals,
    • f – faces,
    • l – lines,
    • p – points,
    • s – smooth shading flagg (1/off),
    • o – objects,
    • g – groups,
    • mtllib – references to MTL file (without navigation or validation),
    • usemtl – references to materials (without navigation or validation).
  • 3D preview of OBJ file:
    • text only, preview only, or split,
    • selection of up axis,
    • Gouraud shading model.

Planned features

The following features are already under consideration, so please refrain from requesting them in issue tracker.

  • MTL file format,
  • navigation between OBJ and MTL files,
  • 3D preview improvements:
    • additional shading models: flat and Phong,
    • textures,
    • highlighting selected element,
    • applying materials from MTL files.

Installation

  • Using IDE built-in plugin system:

    Preferences > Plugins > Marketplace > Search for "Wavefront OBJ" > Install Plugin

  • Manually:

    Download the latest release and install it manually using:

    Preferences > Plugins > ⚙️ > Install plugin from disk...

Usage

OBJ File Type And Editor

After installation, .obj file extension will be automatically associated with Wavefront OBJ file format and editor.

3D Preview Controls

  • Hold mouse left button on the 3D preview and move to pan the camera.
  • Use mouse wheel to zoom in/out.

Settings

  • To change Wavefront OBJ editor color scheme, use:

    Preferences > Editor > Color Scheme > Wavefront OBJ

  • To change plugin configuration, use

    Preferences > Languages & Frameworks > Wavefront OBJ