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Convert your GIF file to BLEND

Use our free and fast online tool to convert your GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) image or logo into 3D BLEND (Blender) mesh/model files suitable for printing with a 3D printer or for loading into your favorite 3D editing package.

How to Convert your GIF to BLEND Online?

Here are three simple steps to create an BLEND file from a GIF file.

Upload a GIF

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

Select your Options

Set the dimensions and other options, and click the "Convert to BLEND" button to convert your GIF to BLEND.

Download your BLEND

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

GIF to BLEND Conversion Options

Tool

This setting allows you to specify how your GIF image is converted to an BLEND model. The Extrude options will extrude your image into 3D space, while the Standard options will apply a heightmap process to your image.

Detail

The setting can be used to alter the detail of the final BLEND model that is created. The default setting of Medium works well for most Extrude and Heightmap conversions, with the High setting recommended for highly detailed image files.

Add Base

This setting, when given a height of more than zero, will instruct the tool to add a solid 3D base to the final BLEND model. The selected unit of measurement specifies the height of the base.

Remove Background

When this option is enabled, the tool will automatically attempt to make the background of your image transparent.

Specify Color

Manually specify your image background color rather than our tool trying to automatically work it out.

Color

If the tool is unable to identify the background and you know the background color, you can specify it here.

Tolerance

This value can be adjusted to control the background removal tolerance. The higher the value, the more background is removed.

A higher value is useful for creating smoother results if your image is anti-aliased.

Invert Output

When the Invert Output option is checked, the pixel brightness is reversed, i.e., black becomes white and white becomes black, resulting in a 3D model that is reversed.

Units

This setting tells the tool how to size the final 3D model when using the settings below for Width, Height, and Depth settings.

Upload Color Overlay

When using either the Color Extrude or Heightmap options within the Tool menu, you can optionally upload a separate image that can be used to colorize your 3D model.

Color Conversion

This setting instructs the tool on how to interpret the color information of pixels in your image, thereby influencing the creation of the 3D BLEND model. The grayscale option is most commonly used when working with heightmaps, unless you are dealing with specific requirements that necessitate the use of color.

Merge Similar Colors

Use this value to merge similar colors; this is useful if the image is of low quality. A higher number can help reduce the effects of anti-aliasing in the GIF image.

Hole Reduction

With this setting, it is possible to reduce the inclusion of small holes within the 3D model caused by small, darker areas of the source GIF file, which can be useful in situations where the source image has not been optimized for use with the tool.

Transparency Conversion

When your GIF file has a transparent background, this option can instruct the tool on how to treat the transparency, with the transparency converted to either black or white.

Enable Smoothing

When this setting is enabled, the conversion tool will attempt to smooth out any "spikes" within the 3D model that are caused by contrasting pixels in the image being in close proximity to one another.

Z-Axis Mirror

With this option enabled, the tool will mirror the 3D geometry of the generated BLEND model along the Z-axis.

Generate Preview

If you would like the tool to create a 3D preview of your model, then please select this option. It is on by default.

File Format Information for GIF to BLEND

ExtensionGIF
Full NameGraphics Interchange Format
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/gif
FormatBinary
ToolsGIF Converters, Create Cookie Cutter, GIF Viewer
Open WithPaint.NET

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, at which time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying-size color palettes of up to 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 their small size, large color palette, and animation capabilities, and they are still popular today.

ExtensionBLEND
Full NameBlender
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary
ToolsBLEND Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create BLEND Animation, BLEND Asset Extractor, Text to BLEND, BLEND Viewer
Open WithBlender

Description

The BLEND file type is the native 3D graphics file format of the 3D modeling application Blender. Originally released in 1994, Blender has grown over the years and is one of the most popular 3D applications available.

BLEND files store 3D content such as 3D geometry, vertices, faces, normals, animations, materials, and much more. Blender is free and open-source, contains many features you would expect in a high-end 3D editing application, and is available for most current operating systems.

BLEND Notes

If your original model file contains texture images and other texture-related data, these will be included in the final BLEND file.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Materials
  • Textures

Comparing GIF and BLEND Features

 

GIF Features

  • Supports Lossy Compression
  • Supports Non Lossy Compression
  • Supports Transparency
  • Supports Color Palettes
  • Supports Monochrome (1-Bit)
  • Supports 16 Colors (4-Bit)
  • Supports 256 Colors (8-Bit)
  • Supports 16 Million Colors (24-Bit)

BLEND Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

Image to BLEND Frequently Asked Questions

What does this tool do?

Our tool converts image (bitmap) data into 3D geometry, which is then saved to the common BLEND file format.

What files does it support?

The GIF to BLEND tool can convert the most common image file formats, such as PNG, JPG or any one of our supported image formats. The output is provided in BLEND format, which can be used in most 3D graphics applications.

How does the tool interpret the image pixel data?

3D geometry is created based on the luminosity of each pixel in the source image. For example, using the default tool settings, a black pixel represents a 3D pixel height of 0mm, and a white pixel represents a 3D pixel height of 10mm. Colors in between these will be converted to a 3D pixel in this range.

What does the "Invert Output" option do?

This option reverses the black-to-white range conversion, so with this option set, a black pixel will be rendered as a 3D pixel of 10mm in height, and a white pixel will be rendered as 0mm.

How do I control the Model detail?

The "Detail" option allows you to control the resolution of the created BLEND file. Low detail will generate the model quickly and result in a smaller file. The High option will take longer to generate and can result in very large download files.

What does the "Enable Smoothing" option do?

With this option, the GIF to BLEND converter will attempt to remove or smooth out any spikes in the resulting BLEND 3D model. Spikes are usually caused by highly contrasting adjacent pixels in the source GIF file.

What is the maximum GIF resolution I can upload?

The GIF you upload can be any size; however, our tool will resize your image to a maximum of 800x800 pixels for normal users, and for premium subscription holders, this is increased to a maximum of 1200x1200 pixels.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my GIF file to BLEND?

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

How long does it take to convert my GIF to BLEND?

We aim to process all GIF to BLEND 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 GIF to BLEND conversion?

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

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

Yes, of course! We do not store the GIF file you submit to us. The resulting BLEND file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert my GIF to BLEND on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our GIF to BLEND tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our GIF conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.

Can I get support with converting my GIF to BLEND?

Yes. When you have converted your GIF to BLEND, there is a "Feedback" option that you can use to let us know of any issues you encountered when converting your file.

What version of Blender will the file be saved as?

Our tool will save all Blender files that can be opened with version 4.0 of Blender.

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