Convert XYZ file

XYZ Point Cloud XYZ File

XYZ (Point cloud data) is a file extension used for ASCII text files with the point cloud data. Each row of XYZ file contains 3D point coordinates separated by a special character usually a TAB and optionally 3D normal vector coordinates for that point. The normal vectors for the points are optional as it is possible to generate them on the fly based on the point cloud structure. Autoconverter is our XYZ file converter which allows to automatically reconstruct mesh surface from the point cloud data. Autoshaper is our another XYZ file converter which allows to reconstruct smooth NURBS surface from scattered points stored in XYZ file. The alternative file extension for point cloud data can be either ASC or TXT.


OBJ OBJ File

OBJ (Alias Wavefront Object) is a text based file format for 3D geometry objects which is very popular and widely supported by many 3D software programs. OBJ file format is capable to store named group objects, surface materials with transparent colors or texture images, and quads or triangles as geometry primitives. However our Autoconverter software will simplify every OBJ quad primitive with two triangles as only triangular facets are supported during the files conversion. It's important to mention that due to a textual format OBJ files will be always significantly bigger than the binary files e.g. 3DS (3D Studio) or SKP (SketchUp).


XYZ to OBJ