Free Online GIF to STL Converter

Please note: Your GIF file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted GIF file before this time.

How to Convert your GIF to STL Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your GIF to STL using our fast and free GIF converter tool.

Upload your GIF file

Upload your GIF file

Click the "Upload a GIF File" button, then select a GIF 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 GIF and STL

ExtensionGIF
Full NameGraphics Interchange Format
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/gif
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net

GIF files have been around since the mid-to-late 1980's and were introduced by CompuServe as a way to compress color images into small file sizes suitable for downloading which at the time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying size color palettes up to 256-colors in total to be defined from a palette of 16 million colors.

Later on the ability to add animations to the GIF file format was added. GIF files became a popular image file format for the early internet due to the small size, large color palette and animation capabilities and is still popular today.

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.

Information for converting from GIF to STL

Our GIF converter will convert your GIF file to a 3D model using the Heightmap process whereby 2D pixels, based on their luminosity, are converted into 3D space to create a full 3D STL model ready for download for further processing in your favourite 3D editing package or for printing on a 3D printer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my GIF file to STL?

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

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

We aim to process all GIF 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 GIF 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.

How is the 3D model generated from my GIF image?

Our tool uses a Heightmap process whereby the STL 3D model is created based on the luminosity of the individual pixels in you GIF image.

Is there a limit to the size of my image?

Yes, to ensure our tool converts the GIF image quickly and with a reasonable final file size, your tool will resize any image larger than 600x600 pixels.