Title(s): Lightwave object
Version ID: NewTek LightWave 3D Object File Format
Date released: October 16, 1996
Contributor(s): Allen Hastings & Stuart Ferguson
- Previous Version(s): none
- Contains: none
- Syntax Format(s): LightWave 3D objects are stored as IFF files with a FORM type of LWOB. A FORM LWOB must contain a PNTS chunk, a SRFS chunk, and a POLS chunk. There may be zero or more SURF chunks anywhere in the file and up to one CRVS chunk. The POLS and CRVS chunks must be preceded by the PNTS chunk and the SRFS chunk. LightWave 2.0 also has the ability to save and load surface descriptions as FORM LWOB
files that contain only a SURF chunk.
- Family Format(s): none
Description: LightWave 3D objects are stored on disk as 3D meshes consistsing of points, polygons (which can be faces, curves or patches), and surfaces. Files can contain a single connected mesh or several disjoint meshes describing a single logical object. An object file may also contain one or more surface definitions with no mesh.
History: A detailed account, from 1988 to 2009: LightWave History.