View Full Version : Obj export

03-15-2012, 03:55 PM

I'm trying to export Wavefront OBJ from Lightwave 7.0. But for some reason I can't understand, the exporter doesn't include texture coordinates. Is there a fully functional OBJ exporter somewhere? I can't find anything that handles both texture coords and normals.

03-15-2012, 04:05 PM
Yes, it's a slightly more up-to-date version of LightWave than 7 that came out a decade ago? ;)


03-15-2012, 11:47 PM
LW7 is a bit old, true, but it's comfortable like a pair of old shoes.
Maybe I should just learn LScript.

03-16-2012, 02:43 AM
OBJ file format can contain just one UV map, but LWO can have them unlimited. To export UV map with OBJ you need to open Surface Editor, press T on right of Color, and pick up UV map, so exporter knows which one UV map you're interested in.

03-16-2012, 09:07 AM
Thank you Sensei, that solved the problem with texture coords. Is there a similar trick to get vertex normals exported too, or do I have to calculate them myself?

03-16-2012, 09:34 AM
LW v7 doesn't have vertex normals.

IIRC there is needed v9.6 to have vertex normals output in OBJ.