Import OBJ (Wavefront)

Wavefront OBJ is a text-based legacy 3D model exchange format. Despite its limitations in efficiency and features (for example, no modern material support or geometry instancing) it remains popular due to its simple syntax and manual editability.

Import options

OBJ import options are described in the following table:



Click Browse to open a file dialog box and select an .obj file to import.

Import as static model

When checked, the file is imported as is and cannot be modified by CGA rules. Otherwise, start shapes is created from the provided (if available, textured) polygons, ready to be used with CGA rules.

Align to terrain

When checked, the geometry is automatically aligned to the terrain.


Scale is the size factor applied to the imported object.


Offset adds the specified offset to the imported object.

  • Center—Sets the offset such that the object is centered on the scene's origin.
  • Reset—Sets the offset back to zero.

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