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Details of extension .mtl

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .mtl file?
  • Which program can create the .mtl file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .mtl format?
  • What can convert .mtl files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .mtl extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Alias Wavefront Material Data .mtl file icon

Alias Wavefront Material Data

MTL file is an Alias Wavefront Material Data. Material library files contain one or more material definitions, each of which includes the color, texture, and reflection map of individual materials. These are applied to the surfaces and vertices of objects. Material files are stored in ASCII format and have the .mtl extension.
Detailed description not available
Category: Graphic files
Application: Autodesk Maya
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Alias Wavefront Picture

Other types of files may also use the .mtl file extension. If you have helpful information about .mtl extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Mozilla Fastload File
Localized Managed Object Format File
ModFit LT Analysis Report
HTL Source
MPU-401 Trakker Module
Multimedia Retrieval Markup Language File
D2NT Library
Media Hash List
TwoTowers LTL Formula

The .mtl filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

mfl (15), htl (12), mtk (11), ntl (8), mlt (6), mhl (6), ltl (6), tl (6), myl (6), mtm (5), ml (5), mto (5), tml (4), mti (4), mgl (4)

Can't open a .mtl file?

If you want to open a .mtl file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .mtl association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.mtl

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

If you don't know how to set the .mtl file association, check the FAQ.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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