Coloring an STL-file is really simple with Magics:
In the paint part menu you can select the desired color.
You have some tools to select the area you'd like to color: You can mark
triangles one by one, you can select a surface, a plane, an entire shell,
etc... . When you highlighted the right triangles, you just press the assign
button in the paint menu and the selected color is assigned to the selected
Additional tools are a 'pick color' to select a color already used on the
part and autocolor, to assign a different color to each surface.
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For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.
From: Parikshit Kulkarni [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: maandag 5 maart 2001 18:34
Subject: Re: Color STL
I was just curious about how color information is assigned to each
triangle within the STL. Is there a software available which ca do this
when color information for a surface is specified, or is the information
appended manually to each triangle in the model ? I would appreciate it if
you could provide some insight in this.
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On Mon, 5 Mar 2001 Pieter.Bourgaux@materialise.be wrote:
> Dear list, > > We use the last 2 bytes to assign a color to the triangle. A complete and > detailed description of the color STL format can be found in the linked word > document. The other link contains a colored cube (faces in red, blue, green, > white, black and one face has no color assigned). > > ftp://ftp.materialise.be/download/Magics/Colorstl.doc > ftp://ftp.materialise.be/download/Magics/Colorcube.stl > > If you're having any questions or remarks, please don't hesitate to contact > us. > > Kind regards, > > Pieter > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > Pieter Bourgaux RP Software division > Application Engineer tel. + 32 16 39 66 66 > Materialise n.v. fax. + 32 16 39 66 00 > Technologielaan 15 email@example.com > B-3001 Leuven http://www.materialise.com/software > Belgium > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > > STLzip: fast, efficient and FREEware > Reduces STL files by a factor of 10 to 20 times the original file size. > Compression rate 5 to 10 times higher than WinZIP. > Save on transfer costs and Download it from > http://www.materialise.com/stlzip > > > For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/ >
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