RE: Creating bitmap files for each layer

From: Brian Nehez (
Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 17:12:03 EET

Hi Casey,
Materialise has a product called CTools that will allow you to create
bitmaps from slice files.
Your University already has our Magics RP software that will create these
slice files. (They also have CTools on that computer, it installs when
Magics RP does; they just haven't purchased it.) You may want to contact
Yasser Hosni at your University. You can also download an evaluation of our
software from

Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Happy New Year!

Brian Nehez
6111 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734.662.7891 Fax

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Casey Walsh []
> Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 4:16 PM
> To:
> Subject: Creating bitmap files for each layer
> Does anyone out there know of any software that can take STL or other 3D
> file formats and make bitmap images of each layer. We need to be able to
> control the resolution of each bitmap. Any other type of image format
> would also work such as .jpg or .gif. It would also be desireable to
> create these bitmaps of different STL files at the same time (such as the
> actual part and its support structure). Any help would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Casey Walsh
> University of Central Florida
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