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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model LWO Files to WRL

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Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or LWO (LightWave Object File) model files to a standard WRL (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple LWO files, up to 25 files at a time can be converted.

To convert your LWO file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a WRL file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the LWO to WRL conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your LWO to WRL Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your LWO to WRL.

Upload a LWO

Click the "Upload a LWO File" button and select a LWO to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your WRL

Click the download link once completed to receive your WRL file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my LWO file to WRL?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your LWO file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the LWO to WRL conversion has completed, you can download your WRL file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my LWO to WRL?

We aim to process all LWO to WRL conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the LWO to WRL conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my LWO to WRL on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the LWO file you submit to us. The resulting WRL file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert LWO to WRL on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our LWO to WRL tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our LWO conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.

My LWO file contains textures, how do I upload these?

If your LWO file has separate texture (PNG, JPG etc.) files, you can place these additional files, along with the LWO file within a ZIP or other compressed archive file and upload this.

I have several LWO files, can I batch convert my LWO to WRL?

Yes! Our LWO tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 LWO files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the WRL files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.

How does it work?

Converting from the LWO file format to WRL can be a complex process and any tool used for this conversion process needs to be able to handle a variety of data conversion tasks as well as identify any defects within the 3D model and fix them. Here we will explain the conversion process used by our tool to accurately convert your LWO file to a valid WRL 3D model. Lets start with the conversion process, which involves the following steps:

Step 1: Read the Source LWO File

In its simplest form, an LWO file is a binary data file containing 3D data such as vertices, faces, normals and more. When combined, these make up the 3D model you see on your screen.

When our tool reads in this 3D data all we are interested in are the vertices, faces and normals as this is the only data that can be accurately converted into the final WRL file.

The LWO file can contain other data such as material definitions and textures that describe how a particular set of 3D geometry should be rendered. As we are creating an WRL file, which does not support materials and textures, we will be ignoring this data if it is present in the LWO file.

Step 2: Process File Data

With the LWO file data read, our tool generates an internal representation of the full 3D model and will attempt to fix any geometry issues encountered. Along with repairing any issues with the 3D model, the tool will remove any duplicated vertices and prepare the model ready for exporting to the WRL format.

Step 3: Saving to the WRL Format

With the conversion process entering its final stages, our tool now needs to take the in-memory 3D model we have created in step 2 and convert this to the WRL format.

File format information for LWO to WRL

ExtensionLWO
Full NameLightWave Object File
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary
ToolsLWO Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create LWO Animation, LWO Asset Extractor, View LWO

Description

The LWO or LightWave 3D Object file is a 3D graphics file format originally released in 1990 and available for the Amiga, Mac OS and Windows. The LightWave software was developed by NewTek and is used in Television and Film production of 3D digital effects.

The LightWave software is still a popular choice for 3D modelling and digital effects with the most recent version being released in 2021. The format can contain 3D model/mesh information along with Material and Animations.

LWO Notes

If your LWO file is uploaded with accompanying texture files, these will be included in the conversion process.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Material colors
  • Textures (PNG, JPG formats)
ExtensionWRL
Full NameVirtual Reality Modeling Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typemodel/vrml x-world/x-vrml application/x-cc3d
FormatText
ToolsWRL Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create WRL Animation, Compress WRL, WRL Asset Extractor, Text to WRL, View WRL
Open WithMeshLab

Description

The WRL file format is a 3D based model format originally created in the 1990's which was aimed at website usage. The format is text based and contains 3D geometry data such as vertices, faces, simple shapes and material information and more.

This format when launched was hoped to become a standard 3D format, however due to the large file sizes it didn't see wide spread adoption although it is a supported format within some CAD software applications. It was later superseded by the X3D file format which shares most of the functionality of WRL files.

WRL Notes

WRL files support material and color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the WRL file at the end of the conversion process. Texture information is not supported at this time.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Mesh material colors
  • Vertex colors

Unsupported Features

  • Textures

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