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Free Online VRML to STL Converter

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

How to Convert your VRML to STL Online?

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

Upload your VRML file

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

Download your STL

Click the download link to receive your STL file.

File format information for VRML and STL

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

A WRL file, short for Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) file, is a text-based file format used for representing 3D models and scenes in virtual reality (VR) and 3D visualization applications. It was one of the earliest standard formats for describing interactive 3D content on the web and served as the foundation for more modern 3D file formats like X3D. WRL files utilize plain text, making them easily readable by humans and editable with basic text editors, which contributes to their accessibility and widespread use in various industries.

Within a WRL file, objects and elements are represented through a hierarchical structure, allowing the definition of shapes, colors, textures, transformations, viewpoints, and more. These files can be opened and rendered by VRML-compatible software, enabling users to navigate and interact with the 3D environment as intended by the creator. WRL files support both static 3D models and dynamic, interactive content, making them versatile for designing virtual worlds, simulations, games, and other immersive experiences.

While VRML has been largely replaced by more advanced formats, its legacy lives on in the foundation it laid for web-based 3D content. As technology continues to evolve, newer formats have emerged, providing more efficient and feature-rich alternatives for creating and experiencing 3D content. However, WRL files remain historically significant and may still be encountered in various archives, virtual museums, or legacy systems where VRML-based content persists.

VRML Converter Capabilities

Our VRML 3D Model/Mesh tool does not support any color material data contained within VRML files so the converted file will not contain any color information.

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

Our 3D conversion tool does not support color/material information in STL files so your file will not contain any color information.

Information for converting from VRML to STL

Your VRML file will be converted to a STL file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our VRML 3D tool performs accurate conversions of 3D elements such as vertices, faces, normals and relevant material information. Our tool will not attempt to transfer any color information if present in your VRML file, your final 3D model will contain geometry data only.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my VRML file to STL?

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

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

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

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