Create 3D animations with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a 3MF (3D Manufacturing Format) 3D model file and from this, create an animated GIF (Animated) (Graphics Interchange Format) file that you can then download and share without the need for any complex 3D modelling software.
Here are 3 simple steps to create an GIF (Animated) file from a 3MF file.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your 3MF file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the 3MF to GIF conversion has completed, you can download your GIF file straight away.
We aim to process all 3MF to GIF conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the 3MF file you submit to us. The resulting GIF file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our 3MF to GIF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Full Name: 3D Manufacturing Format
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: application/vnd.ms-package.3dmanufacturing-3dmodel+xml
Full Name: Graphics Interchange Format
Mime Type: image/gif
3MF files are a modern 3D file format designed specifically for use with 3D printable models (additive manufacturing). It was designed to be the successor to the popular legacy STL format (also a common format in 3D printing) to overcome the limitations of that format.
The format of 3MF files is XML based that are compressed with the standard Zip file compression resulting in small, easily transferable files. The format supports 3D meshes along with associated materials and textures all contained within the Zip file.
GIF files have been around since the mid-to-late 1980's and were introduced by CompuServe as a way to compress color images into small file sizes suitable for downloading which at the time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying size color palettes upto 256-colors in total to be defined from a palette of 16 million colors.
Later on the ability to add animations to the GIF file format was added. GIF files became a popular image file format for the early internet due to the small size, large color palette and animation capabilities and is still popular today.
If your 3MF file contains textures, these will be ignored. If a material contains color information this will be translated where possible.