POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Revisiting meshrelief : Re: Revisiting meshrelief Server Time: 25 Jan 2021 23:24:41 GMT
  Re: Revisiting meshrelief  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 12 Nov 2020 22:15:01
"Bill Pragnell" <bil### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> "Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> > Nice.  So this should function something like Chris Young's point-cloud
> > generation, which he then refined in MeshLab and exported to a mesh {} / STL for
> > 3D printing?
>
> I'm not sure I'm aware of Chris' work. However, my macros do produce properly
> closed meshes, and allow saving them as .inc files, so in theory yes.

http://www.povray.org/
5th item down.

Also:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXrLJsqkwT8
http://graphics.cyborg5.com/

> I've actually done this before with another project - last year I made some mesh
> knots in POV-Ray, and used the SDL to directly output STL files suitable for
> printing. Some Ultimakers we have at work did a fine job with them :)

Very nice.  I'll bet that was lots of fun to go from raytracing to a magical
piece of IRL plastic you could hold in your hand.  :)


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