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From: Reuben Pearse
Subject: Convert DXF to mesh2
Date: 18 Aug 2009 13:12:40
Message: <4a8aa8c8$1@news.povray.org>
Hi all,

Has anyone any experience in using PoseRay to convert DXF models to the mesh2 
format?

Are there other tools that can be used to create mesh2 objects?

Pointers to tutorials, examples and readmes would be great.

Thanks in advance

Reuben
reu### [at] pearsecouk


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Convert DXF to mesh2
Date: 18 Aug 2009 14:30:05
Message: <fmel851na49mjp1c4vvgneram45vq0ueob@4ax.com>
On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:12:39 +0100, Reuben Pearse <reu### [at] pearsecouk> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Has anyone any experience in using PoseRay to convert DXF models to the mesh2 
>format?
>
>Are there other tools that can be used to create mesh2 objects?
>
>Pointers to tutorials, examples and readmes would be great.
>
>Thanks in advance
>

I normally use PoseRay to convert OBJ files to mesh2 as Poser does not use UV
mapping with DXF files.
I checked by exporting a DXF mesh and loading into PoseRay then exporting it
from the Pov Ray Output tab. The resulting geometry file was a mesh2.

There are fairly good instructions in the PoseRay help file.

3DWin from http://www.tb-software.com/ created mesh2 but it may not be supported
now. Rheingold3D from the same site should do the job too. I have not used 3DWin
for a few years as I found PoseRay to give better results.

If you have any more questions please ask.
-- 

Regards
     Stephen


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From: FlyerX
Subject: Re: Convert DXF to mesh2
Date: 18 Aug 2009 20:33:02
Message: <4a8b0ffe$1@news.povray.org>
Reuben Pearse wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Has anyone any experience in using PoseRay to convert DXF models to the 
> mesh2 format?
> 
> Are there other tools that can be used to create mesh2 objects?
> 
> Pointers to tutorials, examples and readmes would be great.
> 
> Thanks in advance
> 
> Reuben
> reu### [at] pearsecouk

To get the conversion to work the DXF model must be made up of 3DFACEs 
or meshes encapsulated in POLYLINE. Anything else is discarded. Maybe 
the DXF file you are testing does not have discrete faces or it has an 
formatting that PoseRay does not recognize. You could email me the file 
and I can take a look at it. My email is in PoseRay's manual or the 
bottom status area of the program.

FlyerX


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From: Reuben Pearse
Subject: Re: Convert DXF to mesh2
Date: 18 Aug 2009 20:38:27
Message: <4a8b1143$1@news.povray.org>
Thanks for that Stephen.

I'll see how I get on.

Reuben

Stephen wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:12:39 +0100, Reuben Pearse <reu### [at] pearsecouk> wrote:
> 
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Has anyone any experience in using PoseRay to convert DXF models to the mesh2 
>> format?
>>
>> Are there other tools that can be used to create mesh2 objects?
>>
>> Pointers to tutorials, examples and readmes would be great.
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>>
> 
> I normally use PoseRay to convert OBJ files to mesh2 as Poser does not use UV
> mapping with DXF files.
> I checked by exporting a DXF mesh and loading into PoseRay then exporting it
> from the Pov Ray Output tab. The resulting geometry file was a mesh2.
> 
> There are fairly good instructions in the PoseRay help file.
> 
> 3DWin from http://www.tb-software.com/ created mesh2 but it may not be supported
> now. Rheingold3D from the same site should do the job too. I have not used 3DWin
> for a few years as I found PoseRay to give better results.
> 
> If you have any more questions please ask.


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From: Reuben Pearse
Subject: Re: Convert DXF to mesh2
Date: 19 Aug 2009 06:05:57
Message: <4a8b9645$1@news.povray.org>
I've managed to load a DXF object into PoseRay and then export to mesh2 
and render in Povray. The DXF file I used is a lego car model file 
(available from http://www://www.geocities.com/Eureka/Gold/3269/dat2dxf.html

I'm experimenting with using the PovEdge macro 
(http://tuabiht.chez-alice.fr/PovEdge_Site/PovEdge.html) on lego models :-)

Thanks for your help so far.


Reuben Pearse wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Has anyone any experience in using PoseRay to convert DXF models to the 
> mesh2 format?
> 
> Are there other tools that can be used to create mesh2 objects?
> 
> Pointers to tutorials, examples and readmes would be great.
> 
> Thanks in advance
> 
> Reuben
> reu### [at] pearsecouk


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From: FlyerX
Subject: Re: Convert DXF to mesh2
Date: 19 Aug 2009 07:40:28
Message: <4a8bac6c$1@news.povray.org>
Reuben Pearse wrote:
> I've managed to load a DXF object into PoseRay and then export to mesh2 
> and render in Povray. The DXF file I used is a lego car model file 
> (available from http://www://www.geocities.com/Eureka/Gold/3269/dat2dxf.html
> 
> I'm experimenting with using the PovEdge macro 
> (http://tuabiht.chez-alice.fr/PovEdge_Site/PovEdge.html) on lego models :-)
> 
> Thanks for your help so far.
> 
> 
> Reuben Pearse wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Has anyone any experience in using PoseRay to convert DXF models to 
>> the mesh2 format?
>>
>> Are there other tools that can be used to create mesh2 objects?
>>
>> Pointers to tutorials, examples and readmes would be great.
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>>
>> Reuben
>> reu### [at] pearsecouk
I just checked the model. One tip I can give you is that if you want to 
remove the faceted appearance just go to the groups tab and press weld 
vertices and then recalculate normals.

good luck,

FlyerX


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