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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model 3MF Files to X

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or 3MF (3D Manufacturing Format) model files to a standard X (Direct X File) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing.

To convert your 3MF file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a X file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the 3MF to X conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your 3MF to X Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your 3MF to X.

Upload a 3MF

Upload a 3MF

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

Download your X

Download your X

Click the download link once completed to receive your X file.

FAQ

How can I convert my 3MF file to X?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your 3MF file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the 3MF to X conversion has completed, you can download your X file straight away.

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

We aim to process all 3MF to X 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 X 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 X on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the 3MF file you submit to us. The resulting X file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

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

Yes! Our 3MF to X 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 X

Extension: 3MF

Full Name: 3D Manufacturing Format

Type: 3D Model

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

Format: Binary

Extension: X

Full Name: Direct X File

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: text/plain

Format: Text

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

The X 3D file format extension was introduced by Microsoft with the launch of Version 2 of their 3D graphics API Direct X back in 2002. The format has evolved over the years however in 2014 the X file format was deprecated in favour of newer more capable formats such as FBX.

The format is a simple text based file capable of storing 3D mesh information such as vertices, faces, normals and material information. In addition to basic 3D information the format can also store animations with the X file format primarily used in the development of games.

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

X Notes

X files support material and color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the X file at the end of the conversion process. Texture information is not supported at this time.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry

Unsupported Features

  • Material colors
  • Textures
  • Animations