Free Online STEP to VID Converter

Our STEP to VID converter will take the 3D model contained within your STEP file and create a simple animated video file that will be saved to the VID format. You may upload up to 20 files at one time and have them batch converted to the VID format.

Drag and drop your files here to upload or click the button above.
A maximum of 20 files can be converted at once.

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

To get started, click the "Select File" button; this will open up a file browser with which you can select your STEP files from your local device. Once selected, you can click the "Convert" button to have our tool convert them to the VID format.

File information for STEP and VID

Full NameSTEP-File
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream

The STEP file format, also known as ISO 10303-21, is a 3D file format used within the area of computer-aided design (CAD) as a way to exchange data between different applications. The STEP format is essentially a plain text file containing commands used to describe the 3D object.

Due to the standardized nature of the format, there is support for importing STEP files into many CAD applications. STEP files can, however, become quite large, and some complex files can take a long time to import into a 3D project.

Mesh Geometry

The STEP format is not a mesh-based format; converting a STEP file to a mesh format is possible via most CAD applications via a tessellate function.

STEP Converter Capabilities

As the STEP format currently does not support the use of material colors when used by tool, your converted model will contain only the mesh geometry, material colors will not be transferred to your converted file.

Full NameSpectrum Next Video
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream

A VID file is a video file format native to the ZX Spectrum Next. It stores uncompressed video as a sequence of images along with 8-bit audio. The only currently supported resolution of the video is 320x240 in 256 colors at around 16.6 FPS. For additional technical information, please see the Spectrum Next developer portal.

The VID format supports additional resolutions and framerates, which may or may not include a separate palette per frame. The conversion currently supported is for 320x256 resolution only, with a palette per frame.

How to Convert your STEP to VID?

Here are two steps to convert your STEP to VID using our free STEP converter tool.

Upload your STEP file

Click the "Select File" button, and then select the STEP file to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your VID

Click the download link to receive your VID file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I convert my STEP to VID?

First, click the "Select File" button and choose your STEP file. We will upload and convert your STEP file. Once the conversion from STEP to VID completes, use the provided link to download your VID file.

How long does it take to convert my STEP file to VID?

We aim to process all STEP to VID file conversions as soon as possible; this should take around 5 seconds; however, this may be longer for larger files.

Is the STEP format suitable for 3D printing?

No. Most 3D printing slicer software will not support the STEP format. It is recommended to convert your STEP file to the STL format if you wish to 3D print it.

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