I am new to Blender. I downloaded a
.obj file of a plant model. When I unzipped it I found two files (
I imported the .obj file and I couldn't do the same with the
.mtl to apply the material and the textures.
When you import the
.obj file, Blender will also import the associated
.mtl file* by default as well which is usually the same name. The colors applied to the model will show in the viewport and to see the texture(s) (if any), enable texture shading with AltZ.
* This is the file that should be generated alongside the obj when it was created and will hold color data and paths to textures if any. Opening the obj file in a text editor should show this near the top.
2$\begingroup$ Also note, the textures won't show in the model editor. You need to go to "Shading" to see them $\endgroup$ Jan 24, 2021 at 13:33
$\begingroup$ You may need to edit the plain text .mtl file. I just ran into this as the delivered .mtl file referred to two texture images with a hard coded Windows path. $\endgroup$ Dec 14, 2021 at 1:41
Zto toggle this on/off. $\endgroup$