.MTL File Extension

File Type:
OBJ Material File

Having trouble opening .mtl extension? Don't panic! This page explains what mtl files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open mtl files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a MTL file?

Mtl file extension has OBJ Material file type, which is associated with the "3d image files" category.

Commonly used by three-dimensional object editing applications, the file specifies the way textures are applied to an object. It usually comes along with an .OBJ file. The file can also include other information, like 3D textures’ positioning or the name of texture bitmap files. Users can access MTL files via a text editor.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

mtl file icon
File Type:
OBJ Material File
3D Image Files

How to open MTL file?

Double click the mtl file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .mtl extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the mtl extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the mtl file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open MTL files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the mtl file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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