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Here are 2 simple steps to convert your STL to FBX using our fast and free STL converter tool.
|Full Name||Standard Triangle Language|
|Opens With||Blender, MeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio|
An STL file, short for Stereolithography, is a widely used file format in 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD) applications. It serves as a standard method to represent the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object. The format was first developed by 3D Systems in 1987 and has since become a fundamental file type in the additive manufacturing industry. STL files are essential in the process of converting digital 3D models into physical objects through 3D printing technology.
STL files consist of a collection of triangular facets that approximate the shape of the 3D model. The surface of the object is divided into numerous small triangles, forming a mesh representation. Each triangle is defined by three vertices in 3D space and possesses information about its orientation and size. Since STL files store only the outer surface of the model, they are often referred to as "mesh" files or "surface" files, as they lack information about the object's internal structure or color.
When using STL files for 3D printing, slicing software processes the 3D model by dividing it into layers and creating the instructions for the 3D printer to build the object layer by layer. Despite its simplicity and widespread usage, STL files have some limitations. They do not support color or texture information, and the triangle-based representation can lead to larger file sizes and reduced accuracy compared to other file formats. Nonetheless, STL remains a vital format in the 3D printing ecosystem due to its simplicity and compatibility with a wide range of 3D printers and software.
STL Converter Capabilities
When converting 3D Model/Mesh files using our STL converter we will attempt to convert color materials into a suitable format for use in the converted file.
|Full Name||Autodesk Filmbox|
|Opens With||Blender, MeshLab|
FBX (Filmbox) is a file format developed by Autodesk that is widely used in the 3D modeling and animation industry. It serves as a platform-independent, open file format that allows for the exchange of 3D data between different software applications. This interchange format is particularly popular in the fields of animation, virtual reality, and game development due to its ability to preserve complex 3D scenes, including geometry, textures, animations, and camera movements.
FBX files store 3D data in a structured manner, using a combination of binary and ASCII data. The binary data efficiently represents the geometry and other scene elements, while the ASCII data contains metadata and other scene information. This combination allows for a balance between file size and human-readable content, making it suitable for both storage and collaboration purposes.
Moreover, FBX files support a wide range of 3D software applications, including Autodesk's own products like Maya and 3ds Max, as well as other popular software like Blender and Unity. This compatibility makes FBX a versatile format for sharing 3D assets and projects across different platforms and workflows, contributing to its status as an industry-standard file format in the world of 3D content creation.
FBX Converter Capabilities
When converting your STL to FBX our tool will attempt to accurately convert any color/material information.
Your STL file will be converted to a FBX file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our STL 3D tool performs accurate conversions of 3D elements such as vertices, faces, normals and relevant material information. As both STL and FBX support color material information our tool will also attempt to convert the color information too.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your STL file to upload. Your STL file will be uploaded to our servers. When the STL to FBX conversion has completed, you can download your FBX file straight away.
We aim to process all STL to FBX conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.
We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.