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STL computer-aided design and manufacturing format.
3D geometry format.
Commonly used for representing solid models in rapid prototyping systems.
Native format of the 3D Systems stereolithography CAD software.
Developed in 1989 by 3D Systems, Inc.
STL is an acronym derived from stereolithography.
ASCII or binary format.
Binary STL files store data using little-endian byte ordering.
Stores a solid 3D object as a surface formed by a collection of adjacent triangles.
Does not store color information.
|"Elements"||list of elements and options available in this file|
|"Rules"||full list of rules for each element and option|
|"Options"||list of rules for options, properties and settings|
|"Graphics3D"||STL file represented as a Graphics3D object|
|"GraphicsComplex"||STL file as a GraphicsComplex object|
|"PolygonData"||the polygon elements in indexed form|
|"PolygonObjects"||list of Polygon primitives given in absolute coordinates|
|"VertexData"||list of vertex coordinates|
|ImageSize||Automatic||specifies the overall size of the graphics to display|
|Background||Automatic||specifies what background color to use|
|"BinaryFormat"||True||whether to write a binary or ASCII file|
|"SurfaceOrientation"||Automatic||specifies how triangles should be oriented|
Import a 3D model from STL and render it as Graphics3D:
Show the Import elements available in this file:
Test whether this file is a binary or ASCII STL:
Read the vertex coordinates represented in this file:
Construct a 3D model based on the evolution of a cellular automaton:
Export it to STL:
Import this file, rendering the model against a dark background:
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