Free Online PNG to 3MF Converter

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

How to Convert your PNG to 3MF Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PNG to 3MF using our fast and free PNG converter tool.

Upload your PNG file

Upload your PNG file

Click the "Upload a PNG File" button, then select a PNG to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your 3MF

Download your 3MF

Click the download link to receive your 3MF file.

File format information for PNG and 3MF

ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images which can be highly compressed by the use a palette if the image has a sufficiently low number of colors (256 colors in general). The PNG file is then further compressed using the DEFLATE compression algorithm to ensure small file sizes that are fast to download.

PNG files are seen as the logical successor to the GIF image file format and was devised in the mid-1990's as a superior format to GIF. PNG files are generally used for company logos, icons and other non-photographic image content. Saving a digital photo in the PNG format will create a much larger file than an equivalent JPG image hence the PNG format being unsuitable for most digital photo content.

Extension3MF
Full Name3D Manufacturing Format
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-package.3dmanufacturing-3dmodel+xml
FormatBinary

3MF files are a modern 3D file format designed specifically for use with 3D printable models (additive manufacturing). It was designed to be the successor to the popular legacy STL format (also a common format in 3D printing) to overcome the limitations of that format.

The format of 3MF files is XML based that are compressed with the standard Zip file compression resulting in small, easily transferable files. The format supports 3D meshes along with associated materials and textures all contained within the Zip file.

Information for converting from PNG to 3MF

Our PNG converter will convert your PNG 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 3MF 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 PNG file to 3MF?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your PNG file to upload. Your PNG file will be uploaded to our servers. When the PNG to 3MF conversion has completed, you can download your 3MF file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my PNG to 3MF?

We aim to process all PNG to 3MF 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 PNG to 3MF 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 PNG image?

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

Is there a limit to the size of my image?

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