Convert XYZ file

XYZ XYZ Point Cloud 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 you to automatically reconstruct the mesh surface from the point cloud data. Autoshaper is another XYZ file converter which allows you to reconstruct a smooth NURBS surface from scattered points stored in the 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. The OBJ file format is capable of storing named group objects, surface materials with transparent colors and 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 OBJ file conversion. It's important to mention that due to a textual format OBJ files will always be much bigger than the binary files, e.g. 3DS (3D Studio) or SKP (SketchUp).


XYZ to OBJ