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STL Files

Read and write STL files (ascii and binary formats)
(65 downloads for this version - 151 downloads for all versions)
Details
Version
2.0
Author
Jerome Briot
Maintainer
Jerome Briot
Category
License
Supported Scilab Version
6.0
Creation Date
March 19, 2017
Description
            Toolbox to read and write STL files (ascii and binary formats)

* Installation:
1. Download and extract the Zip file
2. Run builder.sce script in the sources folder 
3. Run loader.sce script in the sources folder 
4. Run demos in the *demos* folder 

* To read data from a STL file:
t = stlread(filename, fmt)

* To write data to a STL file:
stlwrite(t, filename, fmt)

Arguments:
- filename: a character string containing the path of the STL file
- fmt: a character string specifying the format of the STL file (e.g.
"ascii" or "binary")
- t: a tlist of type stldata

* Data storage:
Data are stored in a tlist of type stldata

The list fields are:
- header: the string at the begining of the STL file
- x: a [3xn] matrix wich represent the X coordinates of the model (one colum per
facet)
- y: a [3xn] matrix wich represent the Y coordinates of the model (one colum per
facet)
- z: a [3xn] matrix wich represent the Z coordinates of the model (one colum per
facet)
- normals: a [3xn] matrix wich represent the normals of the model (one colum per
facet)

* Data display in the Scilab console:

The display of the data is overloaded. Example:

-->t
 t  =
 
 Summary
   Header:    >3D Systems - View: ship.stl                                   
                
   #faces:    828 triangles
   #vertices: 2484 (non unique)

 Vertices coordinates [x y z] (first 5 only)
   2.02900 1.62800 0.91100
   2.22900 1.62800 0.91100
   2.22900 1.67200 0.91100
   2.22900 1.67200 0.91100
   2.02900 1.67200 0.91100
   ...

 Normals coordinates [x y z] (first 5 only)
   0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
   0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
   1.00000 1.00000 1.00000
   0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
   0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
   ...


* 3D model display:
The 3D model is displayed using the plot3d function:

figure

tcolor = 2*ones(1, size(t.x,"c"))

plot3d(t.x, t.y, list(t.z,tcolor));

a = gca()
a.isoview = "on"            
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