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Convert your 3MF file to GIF (Animated)

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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.

How to Convert your 3MF to GIF (Animated) Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to create an GIF (Animated) file from a 3MF file.

Upload a 3MF

Upload a 3MF

Click the "Upload a File" button and select a 3MF to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Select your Options

Select your Options

Set the dimensions and other options and click the "Convert to GIF (Animated)" button to convert your 3MF to GIF (Animated).

Download your GIF (Animated)

Download your GIF (Animated)

Click the download link once completed to receive your GIF (Animated) file.

FAQ

How can I convert my 3MF file to GIF?

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.

How long does it take to convert my 3MF to GIF?

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.

How accurate is the 3MF to GIF conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my 3MF to GIF on ImageToStl.com?

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.

Can I convert 3MF to GIF on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

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.

File format information for 3MF to GIF (Animated)

Extension: 3MF

Full Name: 3D Manufacturing Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/vnd.ms-package.3dmanufacturing-3dmodel+xml

Format: Binary

Extension: GIF

Full Name: Graphics Interchange Format

Type: Video

Mime Type: image/gif

Format: Binary

Description

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.

Description

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.

3MF Notes

If your 3MF file contains textures, these will be ignored. If a material contains color information this will be translated where possible.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Face and vertex colors

Unsupported Features

  • Textures