Free Online WRL to STL Converter

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

How to Convert your WRL to STL Online?

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

Upload your WRL file

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

Download your STL

Click the download link to receive your STL file.

File format information for WRL and STL

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

A WRL file, also known as a Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) file, is a plain text file format used to represent 3D models and scenes for virtual reality applications. Developed in the mid-1990s, WRL files are utilized to describe the geometry, appearance, and interactions of objects within a virtual environment. These files contain a structured set of nodes that define various components, such as shapes, materials, transformations, and viewpoints, which collectively create a coherent 3D scene. WRL files were popular for web-based virtual reality experiences in the early days of the internet and played a crucial role in the development of interactive 3D content for online applications.

Each node in a WRL file represents a specific element of the 3D scene and includes attributes that define its characteristics. For instance, nodes can specify the shape of an object (e.g., cubes, spheres, or complex meshes), its position and orientation in the virtual space, its visual appearance through materials and textures, and even its behavior through animations or interactive features. The flexibility and extensibility of the VRML language allowed for the creation of diverse and immersive virtual reality experiences that could be accessed through compatible web browsers or specialized VRML viewers.

Although WRL files were widely used in the past, they have largely been replaced by more modern 3D file formats like OBJ (Wavefront Object) or glTF (GL Transmission Format). These newer formats offer better performance, compression, and support for advanced features, making them more suitable for contemporary virtual reality and 3D applications. Nonetheless, WRL files still hold historical significance as a pioneering standard that contributed to the early exploration and adoption of 3D content on the web and laid the groundwork for the evolution of virtual reality technologies.

WRL Converter Capabilities

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

ExtensionSTL
Full NameStandard Triangle Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-pki.stl
FormatText
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio

The STL, or Standard Triangle Language, file format has been around since the '80s and is supported by most modern 3D modelling applications. In particular, the STL format has become something of a standard format within the area of 3D printing, despite the rise of more modern formats such as 3MF.

STL files come in two flavours: binary or text format. The text format is human-readable, making it easy to perform manual edits, but can lead to very large file sizes. As you can imagine, the binary format is much more compact and represents the majority of the STL files you are likely to encounter.

The format itself is very simple; the 3D model is represented by a sequential list of triangles, with each triangle defined with 3 points consisting of their X, Y, and Z positions, along with an additional vector that contains the face normal (the direction the face is pointing). There is an additional attribute block for each triangle; however, this is largely unused and thus unsupported.

STL Converter Capabilities

When converting your WRL to STL our tool will attempt to accurately convert any color/material information.

Information for converting from WRL to STL

Your WRL file will be converted to a STL file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our WRL 3D tool performs accurate conversions of 3D elements such as vertices, faces, normals and relevant material information. As both WRL and STL support color material information our tool will also attempt to convert the color information too.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my WRL file to STL?

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

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

We aim to process all WRL 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 WRL 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.