Create 3D animations with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a OFF (Object File 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 OFF file.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your OFF file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the OFF to GIF conversion has completed, you can download your GIF file straight away.
We aim to process all OFF 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 OFF 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 OFF 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: Object File Format
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: text/plain
Full Name: Graphics Interchange Format
Mime Type: image/gif
The OFF file format is a simple text-based format capable of storing 2D and 3D geometry and was originally developed for the Geomview application. There is also an extension to the OFF format used by the Stella4D application to enable storage of four-dimensional data.
The format can contain common vector information such as vertices, faces, shape, edge information and also has support for including color information. As the format is text based the files can become rather large with no built-in compression options available.
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 OFF file contains face colors these will be imported and mapped where possible.