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Free Online STL to WEBP Converter

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

How to Convert your STL to WEBP Online?

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

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 WEBP

Click the download link to receive your WEBP file.

File format information for STL and WEBP

Full NameStandard Triangle Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-pki.stl
Opens WithBlender, 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 NameWebP
Mime Typeimage/webp
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

WebP is a modern image format developed by Google that aims to provide better compression and improved quality compared to traditional formats like JPEG and PNG. The name "WebP" stands for "Web Picture," highlighting its primary purpose of enhancing web performance. This format uses both lossless and lossy compression techniques, allowing users to choose between higher quality or smaller file sizes depending on their needs.

In terms of technical details, WebP files support both lossy and lossless compression. For lossy compression, it employs predictive coding to predict color values and stores only the differences between the predicted values and the actual image data. This results in smaller file sizes without significant loss of visual quality. For lossless compression, it uses the WebP Lossless format, which supports alpha channels for transparency, similar to PNG files.

The main advantage of WebP files lies in their ability to significantly reduce image file sizes without compromising image quality, leading to faster loading times and improved website performance. However, it's worth noting that while WebP has gained popularity and is widely supported in modern web browsers, older browsers may not fully support it, necessitating the use of fallback formats to ensure compatibility across all users' devices.

Information for converting from STL to WEBP

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my STL file to WEBP?

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

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

We aim to process all STL to WEBP 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 WEBP conversion?

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