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Converting LWO to DDS

LWO is a vector format associated with LightWave, a program for creating and rendering 3D images and animation. LWO images store objects as meshes, including descriptions of points, polygons and surfaces, as well as colors, transparency, shades, textures and several other attributes. LightWave was initially launched in the 1990s and has since become a popular 3D graphics program, used in several industries, such as television, film, advertising, video games development or product design.

DDS (DirectDraw Surface) is an image file format that usually contains texture data, cubic environment maps or other type of data compressed using the S3TC (S3 Texture Compression) algorithm. The DDS format was first associated with Microsoft's DirectX 7.0 and later on with DirectDraw, a tool for accelerating the rendering of graphics in various applications. DDS is a container file and can be decompressed using a graphics processing unit (GPU).

So, how to change LWO into DDS?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert LWOs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load LWO Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .lwo files you intend to convert into .dds because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select LWOs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .dds files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select DDS as Output Format

Then pick the DDS as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert LWO to DDS via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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