Free Online STL to GIF Converter

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

How to Convert your STL to GIF Online?

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

Upload your STL file

Upload your STL file

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

Download your GIF

Download your GIF

Click the download link to receive your GIF file.

File format information for STL and GIF

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.

STL Converter Capabilities

When converting 3D Model/Mesh files using our [ey] converter we will attempt to convert color materials into a suitable format for use in the converted file.

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.

Information for converting from STL to GIF

Our tool will internally render your STL file and capture an image of the 3D render which will be saved to a GIF file using a high quality setting ready for you to download.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my STL file to GIF?

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

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

We aim to process all STL to GIF 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 STL to GIF conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.