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23 Jun 2024 07:55:32 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Convert a solid to something pov-ray can read  
From: SecondCup
Date: 21 Sep 2016 15:00:00
Message: <web.57e2d78bb7609bb7f17efbc0@news.povray.org>
William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> On 09/15/2016 08:33 PM, SecondCup wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I'm trying to render a scene in pov ray of a real life mineral ore body. The ore
> > body has been made and is a complicated wireframe modeled in a mining software
> > in .dxf format. What is the best way to convert this to something pov-ray can
> > read, where I can then use the program to adjust the textures, colors and the
> > usual stuff once its placed where I want it.
> >
> > Ive downloaded 'PoseRay' by FlyerX and had played with this for a while but I'm
> > wondering if there is something that can make it a little easier to import.
> >
> > It doesn't have to be .dxf, if someone knows and easier format that pov-ray
> > likes while retaining its detail, I'm willing to try this too.
> >
> > Apologies for the repeat question, but I've tried multiple links provided on the
> > 'resources: Conversion utilities' page and many appear to be not in use anymore.
> >
> >
>
> I'm not aware of a direct path to povray from dxf. If the mining
> software can output obj(povray import just added to 3.7.1) or something
> PoseRay can handle that is probably the easiest path into POV-Ray as
> others have suggested. The latter the better path, if you are getting
> materials/textures from which you'd like to start.
>
> Though I've not used them, I know of FreeCAD and OpenSCAD. At least from
> their docs it looks like there is perhaps path for the mesh data:
>
> dxf -> openscad -> off -> freecad -> povray
>
> There is too the MeshLab tool I've played with a little, which can
> import/export many mesh formats as well as process them in various ways
> - but it doesn't import or export from the POV-Ray native mesh formats.
>
> Bill P.


Hi all,

Ive found a great online conversion program called AccuTrans. Its converts to
..pov and other formats for seamless importing.


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