Use our free and fast online tool to convert your SCAD (OpenSCAD) 3D model file into a DDS (DirectDraw Surface) image file ready to download. Once the model has been loaded you will be presented with a real-time 3D rendering of the model which you will be able to rotate, zoom and pan into the perfect position prior to capturing a screenshot for download.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your SCAD to DDS.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your SCAD file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the SCAD to DDS conversion has completed, you can download your DDS file straight away.
We aim to process all SCAD to DDS 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 SCAD file you submit to us. The resulting DDS file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our SCAD to DDS 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: OpenSCAD
Mime Type: application/octet-stream
Full Name: DirectDraw Surface
Mime Type: image/vnd-ms.dds
The OpenSCAD file format or SCAD is the native file format of the popular free CAD software OpenSCAD used for creating 3D CAD models. The SCAD software is still in active development with new features being added with each version.
SCAD files are text based files containing script which allows the designer to describe the CAD model programmatically. SCAD files are then compiled to produce the final 3D render.
The DDS file format was introduced my Microsoft in 1999 intended to be its standard image format for the DirectX 7 3D graphics Api. The format is used to store textures for use within 3D graphics and game environments and can be compressed or uncompressed.
The compression algorithm used by DDS was the previously proprietary S3 Texture Compression which could reduce the image file size down and was easy for the GPU to decompress in real-time. The format is still used and there are some 3rd party image editors that are compatible with the format.
SCAD files when imported will be converted to 3D geometry comprising vertices and faces. If the SCAD file contains color information this will be converted where possible.