RE: Convert STL file to cloud points

From: Anshuman Razdan (
Date: Sun Jul 25 1999 - 21:47:15 EEST

Just read the STL file and discard the triangle info and keep the vertex
info. Ofcourse you are going to have multiple instances of each vertex but
you cannot avoid that. Its painful but not that painful to cratea hashed
bucket of points so you can do fast searches if you have already read the
point. If you dont know what I am talking bout .. well send me email

Dr. Anshuman Razdan
Technical Director PRISM
MC 5106 Arizona State University
Tempe AZ 85287-5106
Phone: (602) 965 5368
Fax: (602) 965 2910

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 1999 4:56 AM
Subject: Convert STL file to cloud points

Dear All,

I have a STL file that fits a group of cloud points. Now I would like to
get a file that only describes the points. Is there anyone who could
help me do it?

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Sincerely yours,


(Research Student)

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