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.MDL File Extension

File Type 2Warcraft 3 3D Model Text File

DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment
Popularity
4.1 (47 Votes)
Category3D Image Files
FormatText

.MDL File Association 2

Model file used by Warcraft III, a real-time strategy game developed by Blizzard Entertainment; stores a 3D model, including objects, meshes, and textures for buildings and units; allows text-based editing of model properties before generating a binary .MDX file used by Warcraft III.

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MDL files use a nested structure to create model properties. For example, a material element may include a layer property which in turn defines a transparent property for the layer.

NOTE: MDL files are the text version of MDX 3D model binary files. They can be converted to the MDX format using the MDLX Converter program. From there, you can use several modeling tools to edit the model.

Programs that open MDL files
Updated 10/27/2010

File Type 3Half-Life Model File

DeveloperValve
Popularity
3.9 (47 Votes)
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

.MDL File Association 3

Three-dimensional model used for characters and creatures in the Half-Life video game; created using polygons and texture mapping for detail; can be seen from different views (wireframe, flatshaded, smoothshaded, and textured) using the Half-Life Model Viewer.

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NOTE: QC files are actually used by Valve's Source game engine, so they are not restricted to Half-Life models.

Programs that open MDL files
Updated 1/22/2015

File Type 4Flight Simulator Airplane Model

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.7 (21 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files
FormatN/A

.MDL File Association 4

Three-dimensional model of an airplane or other aircraft used by Microsoft Flight Simulator; standard model format used by multiple versions of the Flight Simulator series.

Programs that open MDL files
Updated 10/12/2016

File Type 5Rational Rose Model File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.6 (22 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

.MDL File Association 5

Diagram or model created by Rational Rose software; used for modeling software architecture and design, and creating business models that improve predictability and productivity.

Programs that open MDL files
Updated 12/20/2006

File Type 6DigiTrakker Module

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.9 (14 Votes)
CategoryAudio Files
FormatN/A

.MDL File Association 6

Audio tracking module format used by the DigiTrakker music tracking program.

Programs that open MDL files
Windows
MODPlug Player
Mac
CocoModX
Updated 10/12/2016

File Type 7Lectra Modaris Clothing Design File

DeveloperLectra
Popularity
2.6 (16 Votes)
CategoryCAD Files
FormatN/A

.MDL File Association 7

CAD file created by Lectra Modaris, a clothing design application; saves the "cutter's must" list (or direction card) as well as the geometry for the pieces of the garment; used for saving new fashion design's in men's, women's, and children's clothing.

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When a design is complete, it can be sent to a machine cutter that cuts the designed patterns in a roll of fabric or another material.

Programs that open MDL files
Updated 10/12/2016

File Type 8Luigi's Mansion 3D Model File

DeveloperNintendo
Popularity
2.4 (16 Votes)
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

.MDL File Association 8

Model file used by Luigi's Mansion, a Nintendo GameCube game; stores 3D model data for characters, including Luigi, and objects that appear in the game.

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Luigi's Mansion mainly uses the MDL format for its models but also uses the .BMD model format for some models in the game.

NOTE: The mdl2obj tool can open Luigi's Mansion MDL files and convert them into .OBJ files.

Programs that open MDL files
Windows
mdl2obj
Updated 10/29/2014

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