The lwo file extension is related to the object files used by LightWave a 3D rendering software.

There is one other file type using
the LWO file extension!

lwo file icon.lwo - Tstream Editor Studio translation package

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LWO file extension - LightWave object file

What is lwo file? How to open lwo files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

The lwo file extension is associated with LightWave and used for objects stored as mesh.

The surface has a detailed list of attributes, such as color, shade, glossiness, reflection mode, refractive index, transparency, texture.

The lwo format is also used by id Tech 4 video gaming engine and higher, developed by id Software for static meshes.

MIME: image/x-lwo

The default software associated to lwo file type:

LightWave 3D icon

NewTek, Inc. logo LightWave 3D  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  NewTek, Inc.

LightWave 3D is a 3D computer graphics editor used to produce 3D rendering images. LightWave contains advanced features as realistic reflection and refraction, radiosity, and caustics.

Help how to open LWO files:

Use LightWave to open *.lwo object files.

How to convert file with extension LWO:

It is likely that LWO graphics can be converted and exported to other 3D/CAD formats with a proper software.

Find conversions from lwo file:

lwo to iges

lwo to igs

lwo to step

lwo to stl

lwo to stp

lwo to vrml

lwo to x

Find converter to lwo file type:

skp to lwo

step to lwo

stl to lwo

stp to lwo

vrml to lwo

wrl to lwo

x3d to lwo

File identification strings:

HEX code: 46 4F 52 4D 00

List of software applications associated to the .lwo file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open lwo file, edit lwo file, convert lwo file, view lwo file, play lwo file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the lwo files.

  • Open lwo file
  • Save lwo file
  • Edit lwo file
  • Import lwo file
  • Export lwo file
  • Others lwo file

Software that open lwo file - LightWave object file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open lwo file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with lwo file by default:
LightWave 3D small icon LightWave 3D
Other suggested software:
Blender small icon Blender

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