Convert 3MF to GLTF: All You Need to Know

3MF to GLTF: Resources

Refer to the following resources for additional support on the interoperability and exchange of 3MF and GLTF file formats. They will assist you in transitioning from 3MF to GLTF files.


3MF File 3MF

The 3MF (3D Manufacturing Format) is an open-source XML file format developed by the 3MF Consortium. It’s specifically designed to store three-dimensional triangles, along with additional properties such as color, transparency, or texture coordinates, catering to the needs of the 3D printing industry. The 3MF file format is considered a modern alternative to the legacy STL format for 3D printing. Our Autoconverter software and Automesher Application are capable of reading from and writing to the 3MF files, leveraging the open-source lib3mf library provided by the 3MF Consortium. However, please be aware that group hierarchies are not supported for 3MF files.


GLTF File GLB

GLTF (Graphics Language Transmission Format) is a file format developed and maintained by the Khronos Group organization. There are currently two versions of the GLTF file format available: the original 1.0 and the more recent 2.0, with the latter being preferred due to its newer features. By default, a GLTF file is saved in ASCII text mode. However, to save a GLTF file with all referenced texture images in binary mode, the GLB file extension should be used. Our GLTF and GLB conversion tools, Autoconverter and Automesher Application, offer full support for importing and exporting both GLTF and GLB files, thanks to the open asset import library.