Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or PTX (Point Cloud) model files to a standard GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple PTX files, up to 25 files at a time can be converted.
To convert your PTX file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a GIF file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the PTX to GIF conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PTX to GIF.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your PTX file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the PTX to GIF conversion has completed, you can download your GIF file straight away.
We aim to process all PTX 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 and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the PTX file you submit to us. The resulting GIF file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our PTX 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.
Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our PTX 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.
The PTX is a 3D file format used for representing 3D Point Clouds. The format contains only positional information (X, Y, Z coordinates) for the individual points. The format is often used for digital elevation modelling of terrain for later processing in 3D modelling applications.
As the format only contains positional information a common task is to convert this into a fully surfaced 3D model using methods such as Alpha Shapes or Delaunay Triangulation. The format can also be viewed without further processing in its raw format.
The PTX file format was designed to store vertex information only to allow the construction of simple Point Cloud models.
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 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 the small size, large color palette and animation capabilities and is still popular today.
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