Convert VRML Files to STL

VRML to STL

VRML vs STL Comparison

Property VRML STL
Extensions .wrl, .vrml .stl
Name Virtual Reality Modeling Language STereoLithography
Versions
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

VRML to STL Conversion

We’ve gathered a list of valuable resources, featuring comprehensive guides and expert advice for converting VRML files to STL format using our converters. Study them now to make your VRML files conversion easier 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 It was later superseded by X3D, which is an XML-based format that supports VRML features and provides several extensions.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.

STL STereoLithography File

A file format that was developed by 3D Systems, a global leader in the 3D printing industry. It is primarily used for storing 3D models and exclusively contains triangular mesh data. Some of the benefits and features of STL files are:

  • Simplicity: STL files are easy to create and read by many software applications and 3D printers, as they only contain the coordinates of the vertices and the normal vectors of the triangles.
  • Lack of Additional Information: STL files do not include information on face color, texture, transparency, and named groups. This means that all STL models are effectively colorless in their raw form.
  • STL Files Converter: While it is technically possible to assign RGB color values to individual vertices in an STL file, it’s important to note that not all software, including our Autoconverter, currently supports this extension.
  • Binary and ASCII STL Formats: STL files can be saved in either binary or ASCII text formats. The binary format is generally preferred due to its significant reduction in file size compared to the ASCII format.
  • Units of Measurement: The coordinates in STL files are always defined in millimeters. If necessary, our STL converter will perform the required units conversion.