Convert VRML Files to 3MF

VRML to 3MF

VRML vs 3MF Comparison

Property VRML 3MF
Extensions .wrl, .vrml .3mf
Name Virtual Reality Modeling Language 3D Manufacturing Format
Versions
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

VRML to 3MF Conversion

Here’s a list of valuable resources, complete with step-by-step guides and expert advice for converting VRML files to 3MF format using our converters. Examine them now to facilitate your VRML files conversion later.


WRL Virtual Reality Modeling File

A standard for creating 3D interactive web content and rendering it in a web browser. It has the following features:

  • ASCII Format: The format is text-based and uses a WWW-oriented syntax. It can store 3D objects and their attributes, such as light sources, materials, textures, and world transformations. These attributes are essential for rendering the 3D scene in a web browser.
  • X3D Successor: The format was developed in the 1990s and became an ISO standard in 1997. It was later superseded by X3D, which is an XML-based format that supports VRML features and provides several extensions. X3D is also an ISO standard and the current state-of-the-art for 3D web content.
  • VRML Converters: Autoconverter and Automesher Application allow you to import and export VRML files, and convert them into various other file formats. You can use our products to work with VRML files outside of the web browser and integrate them with other 3D applications. However, please note that material textures are only processed for IndexedFaceSet shape geometries.

3MF 3D Manufacturing File

An open-source XML file format that was created by the 3MF Consortium, a group of companies and organizations involved in the 3D printing industry. Unlike the older STL format, which only stores the geometry of 3D models, 3MF can also store additional information, such as:

  • Color: 3MF can define the color of each triangle in a 3D model, allowing for more realistic and detailed prints.
  • Transparency: 3MF can specify the opacity of each triangle or vertex in a 3D model, enabling the creation of transparent or translucent objects.
  • Texture: 3MF can associate a 2D image with a 3D model, and map the image coordinates to the model coordinates, resulting in textured prints.
  • Metadata: 3MF can include custom data such as author, title, description, or license for each 3D model, facilitating the sharing and management of 3D files.

3MF File Converters: Our products, Autoconverter and Automesher Application, are compatible with 3MF. To import and export 3MF files they utilize the official lib3mf library. However, there is one limitation that you should be aware of: 3MF does not support group hierarchies, which are used to organize 3D models into hierarchical subgroups. Therefore, if you have a 3D model that contains group hierarchies, you will lose them when you convert it to 3MF.