Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or X (Direct X File) model files to a standard STL (Standard Triangle Language) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing.
To convert your X file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a STL file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the X to STL conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your X to STL.
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.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your X file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the X to STL conversion has completed, you can download your STL file straight away.
We aim to process all X 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.
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 X file you submit to us. The resulting STL file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our X 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.
Full Name: Direct X File
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: text/plain
The X 3D file format extension was introduced by Microsoft with the launch of Version 2 of their 3D graphics API Direct X back in 2002. The format has evolved over the years however in 2014 the X file format was deprecated in favour of newer more capable formats such as FBX.
The format is a simple text based file capable of storing 3D mesh information such as vertices, faces, normals and material information. In addition to basic 3D information the format can also store animations with the X file format primarily used in the development of games.
If your X file contains textures, these will be ignored. If a material contains color information this will be translated where possible.
Full Name: Standard Triangle Language
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: application/vnd.ms-pki.stl
Format: Text & Binary
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.
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.