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Free Online VTP to STL Converter

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

How to Convert your VTP to STL Online?

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

Upload your VTP file

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

Download your STL

Click the download link to receive your STL file.

File format information for VTP and STL

Full NameVisualization Toolkit
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream

A VTP file, which stands for Visualization Toolkit PolyData, is a data file format commonly used in the field of computer graphics and visualization. The VTP file format is associated with the Visualization Toolkit (VTK), an open-source software system used for processing and displaying scientific data. VTP files primarily store geometric data, such as points, vertices, lines, and polygons, along with associated attributes like colors and scalar values.

The VTP file format is particularly useful for representing 3D geometric models and surfaces, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, including medical imaging, scientific simulations, and computer-aided design (CAD). These files are widely supported in various software tools and libraries that leverage VTK, making it easier to share and exchange visual data across different platforms and applications.

Using a VTP file, it becomes feasible to store complex geometric structures and their associated attributes in a structured, standardized manner, allowing for efficient rendering and analysis. Moreover, VTP files are often human-readable, making it easier for developers and researchers to inspect and manipulate the data directly when necessary, enhancing the collaborative potential of this file format in scientific and engineering endeavors.

VTP Converter Capabilities

Our VTP 3D Model/Mesh tool does not support any color material data contained within VTP 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 VTP to STL

Your VTP file will be converted to a STL file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our VTP 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 VTP file, your final 3D model will contain geometry data only.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my VTP file to STL?

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

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

We aim to process all VTP 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 VTP 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.