RE: stl reader for Copyright application

From: Steven Adler \( A3DM \) (
Date: Fri May 02 2003 - 23:03:50 EEST

Jon, -sheba

If you are just trying to give a visualization tool, may I suggest that
you use VRML as an output file type instead of STL. This will allow the
user to use an ordinary browser and would also limit your exposure to
the public domain.

The STL format, from my perspective, reveals too much data that could in
fact encourage abuse of your designs. If you are working in a
collaborative effort with agreements in place, STL makes sense because
it can be easily compressed and shared with tools like Materialise

Does this make sense...?


 What is this I hear about a RPML reception in Chicago...? What





Steven Adler

Automated 3D Modeling, Inc


>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>[] On Behalf Of Bathsheba Grossman
>>>>>Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 1:39 PM
>>>>>To: Jonathan Chertok
>>>>>Subject: Re: stl reader for Copyright application
>>>>>On Fri, 2 May 2003, Jonathan Chertok wrote:
>>>>>> Can anyone recommend an stl file "reader" that I could
>>>>>include on a CD Rom
>>>>>> with an application to the Copyright Office? This would
>>>>>accompany some stl
>>>>>> files and was hoping someone could advise as to whether
>>>>>I would need some
>>>>>> specific software to avoid anything that might get me
>>>>>hung up with some kind
>>>>>> of inappropriate use problems.
>>>>>> A nice simple interface that would let someone roll the
>>>>>shape around would
>>>>>> be cool. Most of the work was sent through Materialise Magics...
>>>>>> Perhaps Bathsheba might be so kind as to offer some
>>>>>experience on this one?
>>>>>Just send a picture. That's all the copyright office
>>>>>requires, and I
>>>>>assure you they're not going to slot your CD and run your
>>>>>software in
>>>>>order to process the application.
>>>>>Bathsheba Grossman phone (831)429-8224,
>>>>>fax (831)460-1242
>>>>>Sculpting geometry
>>>>>Solidscape prototyping

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