POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.tools.general : 3D printing : Re: 3D printing Server Time
28 May 2024 07:45:23 EDT (-0400)
  Re: 3D printing  
From: Fergus Murray
Date: 13 Jul 2012 07:25:00
Message: <web.500005012d205d0ff0214dd00@news.povray.org>
I'd be much more interested in outputting .stl files from POV-Ray, since I have
a lot of things that I've made in POV-Ray which I'd love to see 3D-printed...

Any chance?

Alain <aze### [at] qwertyorg> wrote:

> > Chris Cason<del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg>  wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> An example of somewhere this has been done is the candyfab project:
> >>
> >>    http://www.candyfab.org/
> >>
> >> see also 'Slicing STL files in POV-Ray'
> >>
> >>    http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/slicingstl
> >>
> >
> > Good to see that they've posted the how-to info re: POV-Ray. (That was missing
> > when I looked at the site last year.) From a quick view of those sites, it seems
> > that you need to start with an STL file first, then convert it to POV-Ray using
> > their 'stl2pov' utility. I.e., apparently you can't start with a POV-Ray scene
> > that you've created. Am I wrong about that?
> >
> > BTW, their stl2pov utility is pre-compiled as a binary, but only for Windows;
> > Mac users need to compile their own.
> >
> > Ken
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
> The slt2pov convert a model into a POV object.
>
> If you skip the part about slt2pov, you can start directly with any POV
> object(s).
>
>
> Alain


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