Free Online LWO to STL 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 STL Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your LWO to STL 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 STL

Download your STL

Click the download link to receive your STL file.

File format information for LWO and STL

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.

ExtensionSTL
Full NameStandard Triangle Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-pki.stl
FormatText
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio

The STL file format has its roots in the 1980's and is the native file format for 3D Systems stereolithography CAD software. The format defines a triangulated mesh with vertices and faces and is a popular format for sharing 3D printable model files.

There were several formats that attempted to extend the STL format namely SolidView and VisCAM whose formats included limited 15-bit color information for each mesh face which is often ignored by most modern 3D software. The STL format can be either Text or Binary, our tools will support both formats.

STL Converter Capabilities

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

Information for converting from LWO to STL

Your LWO file will be converted to a STL 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 STL?

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

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

We aim to process all LWO to STL 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 LWO to STL conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.