Re: Mathematics Software and stl files

From: Marshall Burns (
Date: Wed Feb 17 1999 - 16:30:17 EET

> I'm looking for a way to convert mathematical equations to an .stl file.
> Does anyone know if there is a package (or way) for me to convert a
> "Mathematica" file to .stl output?
> Jonathan Chertok
> Austin, Texas


    On this subject, I would hunt down Stewart Dickson. He used Mathematica
to make SLA sculptures back in the early 90s. He wrote a routine that gave
thickness to algebraic structures created in Mathematica and generated StL.
After moving to the East Coast for a period, I believe he is back in LA at
Walt Disney Imagineering. He used to have a great Web site on much of his
work. (His sculptures are also featured in my book, under artistic
applications of fabbers.) Do a search for him on the Web, and if that
doesn't turn him up, I'll take a look and see if I have his number at

    Good luck on your research. Are you at my alma mater, UT Austin?

Marshall Burns

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