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

mat file icon.mat - MATlab workspace variables file

mat file icon.mat - Microsoft Access table shortcut file

mat file icon.mat - Vue material file

mat file icon.mat - Pro/ENGINEER material properties file

mat file icon.mat - Animation Master material file

mat file icon.mat - ArcView geocoding matching parameters file

mat file icon.mat - CRiSP Harvest file

mat file icon.mat - Freelancer model textures file

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

mat file icon.mat - Poser 3D pose file

mat file icon.mat - Bryce material file

mat file 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

File extension mat 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 mat file type:

3ds Max (3D Studio Max) icon

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

Company or developer:
  Autodesk, Inc.

3D Studio Max (3ds Max) is widely-used 3D animation software for professionals. 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 MAT files:

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

How to convert file with extension MAT:

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.

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, Mac OS X 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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 of the mat files.

  • Create mat file
  • Import mat file
  • Export mat file

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

Click on the link to get more information about 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) for create mat file action.

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