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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model ASE Files to OBJ

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or ASE (Ascii Scene Export) model files to a standard OBJ (Wavefront) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple ASE files; up to 25 files at a time can be converted.

To convert your ASE file, click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a OBJ file and will be ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the ASE to OBJ conversion process, see the conversion information section below.

How to Convert your ASE to OBJ Online?

Here are two simple steps to convert your ASE to OBJ.

Upload a ASE

Click the "Upload a ASE File" button and select a ASE to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your OBJ

Click the download link once completed to receive your OBJ file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my ASE file to OBJ?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your ASE file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the ASE to OBJ conversion has completed, you can download your OBJ file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my ASE to OBJ?

We aim to process all ASE to OBJ conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the ASE to OBJ conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my ASE to OBJ on

Yes, of course! We do not store the ASE file you submit to us. The resulting OBJ file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert my ASE to OBJ on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our ASE to OBJ tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our ASE conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.

Can I get support with converting my ASE to OBJ?

Yes. When you have converted your ASE to OBJ, there is a "Feedback" option that you can use to let us know of any issues you encountered when converting your file.

Will the OBJ file retain the textures from my ASE file?

Yes! If your ASE file contains textured geometry, the texture image files along with the texture coordinates (UV data) will be exported with the final OBJ file.

I have several ASE files; can I batch convert my ASE to OBJ?

Yes! Our ASE tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 and ASE files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the OBJ files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.

Comparing ASE and OBJ Features


ASE Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

OBJ Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

File Format Information for ASE to OBJ

Full NameAscii Scene Export
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/plain
ToolsASE Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create ASE Animation, Text to ASE, ASE Viewer


The ASE format (Ascii Scene Export) is a plain text file format used to represent a full 3D scene. The 3ds Max software is the main supporter of ASE as an export format, though there is support within other applications such as Blender for ASE files.

An ASE file will contain 3D geometry data such as vertices, faces, normals, and other data. As the data is stored in human-readable text format, the files lend themselves to being easy to parse; however, they can become quite large when used with complex 3D scenes.


The OBJ file format, originally created by Wavefront Technologies and later adopted by many other 3D software vendors, is a simple text-based file format for describing 3D models/geometry. This data can include vertices, faces, normals, texture coordinates, and references to external texture files.

As the format is text-based, it is relatively straightforward to parse in 3D modeling applications. A downside of the text-based format is that the files can be rather large compared to similar binary formats such as STL and compressed files such as 3MF.

OBJ Notes

Our tool will save any material and texture files separately; these additional files will be included with your final OBJ file at the time of download.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Materials (Via an MTL file)
  • Textures (PNG, JPG, TGA formats)

How does it work?

Converting from the ASE file format to OBJ can be a complex process, and any tool used for this conversion process needs to be able to handle a variety of data conversion tasks as well as identify any defects within the 3D model and fix them. Here we will explain the conversion process used by our tool to accurately convert your ASE file to a valid OBJ 3D model. Let's start with the conversion process, which involves the following steps:

Step 1: Read the Source ASE File

In its simplest form, an ASE file is a plain text file containing human-readable 3D data such as vertices, faces, normals, and more. When combined, these make up the 3D model you see on your screen.

For more information regarding the ASE file format, please see this great article that goes into a lot of detail explaining the ASE format.

Step 2: Process File Data

With the ASE file data read, our tool generates an internal representation of the full 3D model and will attempt to fix any geometry issues encountered. Along with repairing any issues with the 3D model, the tool will remove any duplicated vertices and prepare the model for exporting to the OBJ format.

Step 3: Saving to the OBJ Format

The OBJ format has been around for many years and has become a standard format for 3D modeling. Most 3D modeling software can open OBJ files, which means our tool now needs to take the in-memory 3D model we created in step 2 and convert it to the OBJ format, ensuring it can be opened in all 3D modeling software with no compatibility issues.

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