Free Online PNG to WRL Converter

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Please note: Your PNG file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted PNG file before this time.

How to Convert your PNG to WRL Online?

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

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 WRL

Click the download link to receive your WRL file.

File format information for PNG and WRL

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

PNG files are a widely used graphics file format used in areas where high-quality images (often with transparency) are required while also retaining a small file size. They are one of the most common formats of file used for web and print mediums and are particularly useful for logos, icons, and other images where multi-level transparency is desired.

The format itself was created in the 1990's with the main aim of storing computer graphics in a high-quality format while minimising the required storage space. The longer-term aim was to displace the GIF file format and make PNG the number one format for non-lossy, high-quality image formats on the then-burgeoning world wide web.

One of the selling points of the PNG format is its support for multiple levels of transparency, making it superior to the GIF format, which can only handle a single level of transparency. Also, like GIFs, the PNG format supports palletizing image colors down to 256 or 16 colors to help reduce the file size of the PNG.

ExtensionWRL
Full NameVirtual Reality Modeling Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typemodel/vrml x-world/x-vrml application/x-cc3d
FormatText
Opens WithMeshLab

A WRL file, also known as a Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) file, is a plain text file format used to represent 3D models and scenes for virtual reality applications. Developed in the mid-1990s, WRL files are utilized to describe the geometry, appearance, and interactions of objects within a virtual environment. These files contain a structured set of nodes that define various components, such as shapes, materials, transformations, and viewpoints, which collectively create a coherent 3D scene. WRL files were popular for web-based virtual reality experiences in the early days of the internet and played a crucial role in the development of interactive 3D content for online applications.

Each node in a WRL file represents a specific element of the 3D scene and includes attributes that define its characteristics. For instance, nodes can specify the shape of an object (e.g., cubes, spheres, or complex meshes), its position and orientation in the virtual space, its visual appearance through materials and textures, and even its behavior through animations or interactive features. The flexibility and extensibility of the VRML language allowed for the creation of diverse and immersive virtual reality experiences that could be accessed through compatible web browsers or specialized VRML viewers.

Although WRL files were widely used in the past, they have largely been replaced by more modern 3D file formats like OBJ (Wavefront Object) or glTF (GL Transmission Format). These newer formats offer better performance, compression, and support for advanced features, making them more suitable for contemporary virtual reality and 3D applications. Nonetheless, WRL files still hold historical significance as a pioneering standard that contributed to the early exploration and adoption of 3D content on the web and laid the groundwork for the evolution of virtual reality technologies.

Information for converting from PNG to WRL

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 WRL 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 WRL?

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

How long does it take to convert my PNG to WRL?

We aim to process all PNG to WRL 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 WRL 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 WRL 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.