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Free Online STL to GIF Converter

This is our STL to GIF converter tool that will take your STL file and convert it seamlessly to the GIF format without the need to download or install any additional software. Our STL to GIF tool can convert up to 20 files in one go, and we will provide you with a unique download link for each converted file.

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 STL file file, when uploaded to our server, will be deleted 15 minutes after upload. Please download your converted STL 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 STL files from your local device. Once selected, you can click the "Convert" button to have our tool convert them to the GIF format.

File information for STL and GIF

Full NameStandard Triangle Language
ExtensionSTL
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-pki.stl
FormatText

The STL file format is used for storing 3D models and is a common format for distributing 3D printable models. STL files emerged in the 1980s as a format for storing a 3D mesh as a simple list of triangles. Due to its age and simplistic format, it has gained widespread support within 3D modeling and CAD applications.

As a result of the simple file format and its widespread support amongst 3D editors, the STL format has found itself as the format of choice for the distribution of 3D printable objects. There are many websites that offer 3D printing downloads in the STL format.

Mesh Geometry

As mentioned, STL files make use of a simple structure for containing the 3D mesh data. The 3D model is stored as a continuous list of triangles, with each triangle containing three vertices specifying the location in 3D space of the triangle, which, along with a single vector normal, is all that is required to render the model contained within the STL file. There are two formats of STL files: plain text and binary. When used with large and complex 3D models, the text format leads to very large file sizes and should be avoided, with the binary format offering more efficient storage of the mesh data.

STL Converter Capabilities

As materials containing color information is supported by the STL format, our tool will do its best to include this in the converted file.

Full NameGraphics Interchange Format
ExtensionGIF
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/gif
FormatBinary

GIF files are a popular image format on the internet and are a common format used in the distribution of internet memes. GIF files have been around since the dawn of the internet and were designed to offer high-resolution image capabilities within a small file size.

Due to their ability to be used as an animation format, GIF files have become particularly popular as the format of choice for distributing internet memes. Their lack of full 24-bit color support has, however, seen the PNG format used in preference to GIF for many applications.

Uses

GIF files are particularly useful for storing animation sequences, and this is one of the main reasons for the format's popularity. In the early days of the internet, the use of GIF files to store photographic images and other web assets declined in favor of more modern formats such as JPG and PNG.

How to Convert your STL to GIF?

Here are two steps to convert your STL to GIF using our free STL converter tool.

Upload your STL file

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

Download your GIF

Click the download link to receive your GIF file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I convert my STL to GIF?

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

How long does it take to convert my STL file to GIF?

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

Is the STL format suitable for 3D printing?

Yes. 3D printing slicer software generally supports the STL format without the need for conversion.

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