Free Online LWO to PLY Converter

Please note: Your LWO file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted LWO file before this time.

How to Convert your LWO to PLY Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your LWO to PLY using our fast and free LWO converter tool.

Upload your LWO file

Upload your LWO file

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

Download your PLY

Download your PLY

Click the download link to receive your PLY file.

File format information for LWO and PLY

ExtensionLWO
Full NameLightWave Object File
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary

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 Converter Capabilities

Our LWO 3D Model/Mesh tool does not support any color material data contained within LWO files so the converted file will not contain any color information.

ExtensionPLY
Full NameStanford Triangle Format
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatText
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab

The PLY format is a 3D model format originally developed and released in 1994 with its primary use being to store three-dimensional data from 3D digital scanners. The format known as the Polygon File Format and also the Stanford Triangle Format can be either a binary or text based format.

The file format stores 3D geometric information such as vertices, faces, vertex normals, color and other custom data. The format is still in use with many PLY models available to download and PLY files can be loaded into most popular 3D applications such as Blender.

PLY Converter Capabilities

Our 3D conversion tool does not support color/material information in PLY files so your file will not contain any color information.

Information for converting from LWO to PLY

Your LWO file will be converted to a PLY file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our LWO 3D tool performs accurate conversions of 3D elements such as vertices, faces, normals and relevant material information. Our tool will not attempt to transfer any color information if present in your LWO file, your final 3D model will contain geometry data only.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my LWO file to PLY?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your LWO file to upload. Your LWO file will be uploaded to our servers. When the LWO to PLY conversion has completed, you can download your PLY file straight away.

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

We aim to process all LWO to PLY conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the conversion to the PLY 3D Point Cloud format?

Our LWO conversion tool will extract only the vertex data from your LWO file. This will then be used to create the final PLY file.