Updated Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:12:47 +0000
The 'stlTools' toolbox is a collection of functions, samples and demos to illustrate how to deal with STL files. Some of them are contributions published in Matlab Central and properly referenced here. This toolbox contains the following files:
(*) stlGetFormat: identifies the format of the STL file and returns 'binary' or 'ascii'. This file is inspired in the 'READ-stl' file written and published by Adam H. Aitkenhead
(*) stlReadAscii: reads an STL file written in ascii format. This file is inspired in the 'READ-stl' file written and published by Adam H. Aitkenhead
(*) stlReadBinary: reads an STL file written in binary format. This file is inspired in the 'READ-stl' file written and published by Adam H. Aitkenhead
(*) stlRead: uses 'stlGetFormat', 'stlReadAscii' and 'stlReadBinary' to make STL reading independent of the format of the file
(*) stlWrite: writes an STL file in 'ascii' or 'binary' formats. This is written and published by Sven Holcombe (*) stlSlimVerts: finds and removes duplicated vertices. This function is written and published by Francis Esmonde-White as PATCHSLIM
(*) stlGetVerts: returns a list of vertices that are 'opened' or 'closed' depending on the 'mode' input parameter. An 'open' vertice is the one that defines an open side. An open side is the one that only takes part of one triangle
(*) stlDelVerts: removes a list of vertices from STL files
(*) stlAddVerts: adds the new vertices from a list (and consequently, new faces) to a STL object
(*) stlPlot: is an easy way to plot an STL object
(*) stlDemo: is a collection of examples about how to use stlTools
(*) femur_binary: is an ascii STL sample used in 'stlDemo'. It is published by Eric Johnson
(*) sphere_ascii: is a binary STL sample
Pau Micó (2023). stlTools (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/51200-stltools), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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- MATLAB > Data Import and Analysis > Data Import and Export > Standard File Formats > STL (STereoLithography) >
Inspired by: stlwrite - write ASCII or Binary STL files, STL File Reader, Mesh voxelisation, Patch Slim (patchslim.m)
Inspired: OWI Edge GUI, CLUMP: Code Library to generate Multi-sphere Particles, SHAPE: SHape Analyser for Particle Engineering, stlread_slim_fv(file)
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