Create 3D animations with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a OBJ (Wavefront) 3D model file and from this, create an animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) file that you can then download and share without the need for any complex 3D modelling software.
Here are 3 simple steps to create an GIF file from a OBJ file.
Click the "Upload a File" button and select a OBJ to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.
Set the dimensions and other options and click the "Convert to GIF" button to convert your OBJ to GIF.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your OBJ file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the OBJ to GIF conversion has completed, you can download your GIF file straight away.
We aim to process all OBJ to GIF conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
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.
Yes, of course! We do not store the OBJ file you submit to us. The resulting GIF file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our OBJ to GIF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our OBJ 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.
If your OBJ file has separate material (MTL) and texture (PNG, JPG etc.) files, you can drag and drop these onto the upload tool along with the main OBJ file. Our tool will intelligently detect which of these additional files belong with the OBJ file. Alternatively, you can place these additional files, along with the OBJ file within a ZIP or other compressed archive file and upload that.
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 model/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 straight-forward to parse by 3D modelling applications. A downside of the text-based format is the files can be rather large compared to similar binary formats such as STL and compressed files such as 3MF.
If your OBJ file is uploaded with an accompanying MTL and texture files, these will be applied to the conversion process.
GIF files have been around since the mid-to-late 1980's and were introduced by CompuServe as a way to compress color images into small file sizes suitable for downloading which at the time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying size color palettes up to 256-colors in total to be defined from a palette of 16 million colors.
Later on the ability to add animations to the GIF file format was added. GIF files became a popular image file format for the early internet due to the small size, large color palette and animation capabilities and is still popular today.