Create 3D animations with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a STEP (STEP-File) 3D model file and from this, create an animated MP4 (MPEG-4) 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 MP4 file from a STEP file.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your STEP file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the STEP to MP4 conversion has completed, you can download your MP4 file straight away.
We aim to process all STEP to MP4 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 STEP file you submit to us. The resulting MP4 file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our STEP to MP4 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: STEP-File
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: application/octet-stream
Full Name: MPEG-4
Mime Type: video/mp4
The STEP file format is a 3D format defined in 1994 and used to store 3D objects for use in Computer-aided design (CAD) applications. STEP files are text-based formatted files containing one instance per line.
Although STEP files are widely supported by most CAD applications the format does have its limitations, such as the necessity to read the complete file into memory in order to parse the contents and due to the text storage of information the files can be quite large.
The MP4 video format is a standard format for video encoding and storage. In order to minimize the file sizes the format employs a lossy compression method which reduces the amount of data to store the video content without any noticeable loss in quality.
Due to their small size and efficient compression methods the MP4 format is ideally suited to online video streaming. The MP4 format may use a variety of CODECs which are usually supported by most MP4 players with additional CODECs downloadable if needed.
STEP files when imported will be converted to 3D geometry comprising vertices and faces. If the STEP file contains color information this will be converted where possible.