Re: [rp-ml] Colour STL files?

From: Adrian Bowyer <>
Date: Tue Dec 05 2006 - 22:11:08 EET

Quoting Todd Pederzani <>:

> steve wrote:
>> I strongly urge all software vendors
>> to support (at a minimum) PLY and COLLADA and to try to wean
>> their customers off of STL as fast as they can run away!
> You and I may agree, as programmers, that the STL format has
> shortcomings, but from a user's perspective it "works."

No it doesn't. I've lost count of the number of people coming to me
with STL files that simply won't build because they do not obey the
Euler formula for a solid.

> What are the
> "killer app" features of PLY or COLLADA that would motivate vendors to
> implement support for those formats?

That you can check it against the Euler-Poincaré formula - simple (and
fundamental) as that.


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