A 2D view of a 3D object *.obj) can be typically saved as a common image (like PNG or JPEG) for previewing purposes. This can be usually done with some kind of view export function in a 3D modeling software or even with some dedicated converter program.
Convert 3D object graphics to JPEG bitmap image format.
We found 5 software records in the database related to .obj to .jpg file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert obj to jpg on Windows
A 3D modeling tool
Convert from obj file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned obj to jpg. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A widely-used 3D animation application from Autodesk
A 3D CAD translation softwate
A graphics design tool for making 3D landscaping and animations
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert obj to jpg on OS X
3D modeling and animation package for Mac.