Convert LWO Files to IGES

LWO to IGES

LWO vs IGES Comparison

Property LWO IGES
Extensions .lwo, .lxo .igs, .iges
Name LightWave Object Initial Graphics Exchange Specification
Versions
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

LWO to IGES Conversion

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LWO LightWave 3D File

The native file format for the LightWave 3D modeling, animation, and rendering computer software. LightWave 3D is a powerful and comprehensive tool that allows you to create stunning 3D graphics and animations for various purposes, such as games, films, or visual effects. Here are some of the key features and benefits of LWO:

  • High-Quality and Realistic 3D Models: LWO is a professional and versatile format for 3D modeling and animation, as it can capture the details and complexity of 3D models and scenes. LWO can store various types of 3D meshes, such as polygons, subdivision surfaces, or metaballs. LWO can also store various types of material information, such as texture images, color, reflectivity, transparency, and more. These properties can enhance the appearance and realism of the 3D models and animations.
  • LWO File Converters: Autoconverter and Automesher Application allow for the seamless import of 3D mesh geometry, along with assigned material information, from LWO files. This enables you to convert any LWO object model into your preferred file format for further editing in your default 3D software. You can choose from various formats, such as PLY, STL, OBJ, SKP, CityJSON, and others.

IGS Initial Graphics Exchange File

A file format widely used in the fields of CAD (Computer-Aided Design), CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing), and CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering), as it enables to transfer of 3D models and designs across different platforms and applications. It has the following features:

  • Text Format: IGES uses a text format to store geometry data, which means it can be easily readable and editable. However, this also means that IGES files can become very large when exporting complex shapes or meshes with many faces.
  • Color Support: The IGES format supports color per assembly, enhancing the visual appeal of your 3D designs.
  • Transparency Settings: One limitation of the IGES format is the absence of an alpha component. This means that any transparency settings in your 3D design will be lost when saved in the IGES format.
  • IGES Converters: Autoconverter supports IGES format for reading and writing, however it can only work with triangulated mesh geometry. If you need to preserve smooth IGES surfaces you should use Autoshaper instead.