There are 12 other file types using
the MAT file extension!

mat icon.mat - MATlab workspace variables file

mat icon.mat - Microsoft Access table shortcut

empty icon.mat - Vue material file

empty icon.mat - Pro/ENGINEER material properties file

empty icon.mat - Animation:Master material data

empty icon.mat - ArcView geocoding matching parameters

empty icon.mat - CRiSP Harvest file

empty icon.mat - Freelancer model textures file

empty icon.mat - Ox object-oriented matrix programming language matrix

mat icon.mat - Poser 3D pose file

empty icon.mat - Bryce material data

empty icon.mat - Game material

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MAT file extension - 3ds Max material library

What is mat file? How to open mat files?

File type specification:

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

The mat file extension is also commonly used for various "material" files in 3D modeling tools.

For example the popular 3ds Max 3D modeling, animation & rendering software uses its own material libraries (.mat) to define the parameters for displaying textures and lightning on model surface.

Some libraries are provided with 3ds Max, but users can create their own custom libraries.

The default software associated to open mat file:

3ds Max (3D Studio Max) icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo3ds Max (3D Studio Max)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

A popular 3D animation software, 3ds Max (previously known as 3D Studio Max) is used by professional to create stunning 3D content. It contains modeling capabilities, flexible plug-in architecture, scripting language, etc. It is mostly used by computer game developers. It is also used to create movie visual effects. 3ds Max is only for Microsoft Windows.

Help how to open:

You can import 3rd party libraries to 3ds Max using the material editor.

How to convert:

We do not know about any particular conversion for material libraries, but it is likely that users can create their own from existing textures in the material editor.

Find conversions from mat file:

mat to m

mat to prv

Related links:

Using Material Libraries help page on Autodesk website

List of software applications associated to the .mat file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open mat file, edit mat file, convert mat file, view mat file, play mat file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting mat files.

Programs that can create mat file - 3ds Max material library

Programs supporting the exension mat on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) for create mat file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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