Convert VRML Files to IGES


VRML to IGES Conversion

The following list contains valuable resources, packed with detailed guides and expert tips for converting VRML files to IGES format using our converters. Look into them now to ease your VRML files conversion later.

VRML vs. IGES Comparison

Property VRML IGES
Extensions .wrl, .vrml .igs, .iges
Name Virtual Reality Modeling Language Initial Graphics Exchange Specification
Geometry components

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 It was later superseded by X3D, which is an XML-based format that supports VRML features and provides several extensions.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.

IGS Initial Graphics Exchange File

A file format widely used in the fields of CAD (Computer-Aided Design), CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing), and CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering), as it enables to transfer of 3D models and designs across different platforms and applications. It has the following features:

  • Text Format: IGES uses a text format to store geometry data, which means it can be easily readable and editable. However, this also means that IGES files can become very large when exporting complex shapes or meshes with many faces.
  • Color Support: The IGES format supports color per assembly, enhancing the visual appeal of your 3D designs.
  • Transparency Settings: One limitation of the IGES format is the absence of an alpha component. This means that any transparency settings in your 3D design will be lost when saved in the IGES format.
  • IGES Converters: Autoconverter supports IGES format for reading and writing, however it can only work with triangulated mesh geometry. If you need to preserve smooth IGES surfaces you should use Autoshaper instead.