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Convert your 2D Vector SVG image file to a 3D STL model

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Use our free and fast online tool to convert your SVG Vector image or logo into a 3D STL model file suitable for printing with a 3D printer or for loading into your favourite 3D editing package. To convert your image simple click the Upload a file... button and select your image. Once selected you will be able to set various options to control the size of the generated 3D model and other options.

How to Convert your SVG to STL Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to create an STL file from a SVG file.

Upload a SVG

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

Select your Options

Set the dimensions and other options and click the "Convert to STL" button to convert your SVG to STL.

Download your STL

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my SVG file to STL?

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

How long does it take to convert my SVG to STL?

We aim to process all SVG to STL 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 SVG to STL 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 SVG to STL on ImageToStl.com?

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

Can I convert SVG to STL on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our SVG to STL 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 SVG 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.

What STL formats can I convert to?

Our tool will save all STL files in binary format. Optionally, our tool will allow you to save to the non-standard color STL format.

SVG 2D Vector to 3D STL, How Does It Work?

Standard Mode (Heightmap)

In Standard mode our tool examines your 2D SVG vector file and based on the luminosity of each pixel, will create a corresponding "3D" pixel where the height of the pixel is determined by the pixel luminosity. A black pixel in your SVG will have a height of 0mm and not be included in the final 3D generated model, however a white pixel will have a height that you specify once your image is uploaded. the tool has a Invert Output option if you wish to reverse the model height calculations. When this option is selected a white pixel will have a height of 0mm and a black pixel will have the height you have specified. This mode is ideal for the conversion of detailed heightmap images into 3D STL models.

Extrude Mode

In Extrude mode our SVG tool behaves in a similar way to Standard mode except the tool attempts to find simple shapes in your image and it performs an Extrude operation on any shape found. The height of the extruded shape in the final STL file is again based on the pixel luminosity. This mode is ideal for simple images such as logos and other simple shapes such as coins (see our Pokécoin example in the library tab). We also have another version of this tool aimed at extruding images to color 3D models, this is only available to 3D file formats that support color such as 3MF.

File format information for SVG to STL

ExtensionSVG
Full NameScalable Vector Graphics
TypeVector
Mime Typeimage/svg+xml
FormatText
ToolsSVG Converters, View SVG
Open WithInkscape

Description

Introduced by the W3C organisation in 2001 the SVG file format grew to become the standard web file format for vector based 2D images and is supported by the majority of modern web browsers. SVG files are XML based text files containing 2D vector elements such as paths, simple shapes, colors and more.

The SVG format itself whilst primarily a vector format can include raster images as well as text. Due to its vector based format SVG files lend themselves very well to website company logos and icons. A compressed format of SVG also exists which uses the extension SVGZ and employs the GZIP compression algorithm.

ExtensionSTL
Full NameStandard Triangle Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-pki.stl
FormatText & Binary
ToolsSTL Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create STL Animation, Compress STL, Text to STL, View STL
Open WithBlender, DAZ Studio, MeshLab, CAD Assistant

Description

The STL file format has its roots in the 1980's and is the native file format for 3D Systems stereolithography CAD software. The format defines a triangulated mesh with vertices and faces and is a popular format for sharing 3D printable model files.

There were several formats that attempted to extend the STL format namely SolidView and VisCAM whose formats included limited 15-bit color information for each mesh face which is often ignored by most modern 3D software. The STL format can be either Text or Binary, our tools will support both formats.

STL Notes

The standard STL file format does not support colored faces or vertices or texture information. The STL file generated by the tool will contain only raw mesh/triangle data by default which is perfect for 3D printing.

The tool also has an option to save the file to one of the non-standard formats that support colored faces such as VisCAM and SolidView which is perfect if you want to further process the STL in software which supports these formats.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Face colors via the VisCAM and SolidView formats
  • Binary and Text versions supported

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