[OpenSCAD] Working with imported STLs

nop head nop.head at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 19:39:02 EDT 2018


Yes OpenSCAD needs perfect STL files, including no degenerate triangles,
which it even produces itself if vertices are very close together such that
they collapse when truncated to floats. Other programs can cope with them.

On 16 April 2018 at 22:46, Jamie Bainbridge <jamie.bainbridge at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On 16 April 2018 at 21:48, nop head <nop.head at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This isn't true at all. An imported STL file that was manifold and had no
> > degenerate triangles produces just the same data structure as a
> polyhedron
> > or cylinder.
>
> Cool, thanks for the correction, that's good to know.
>
> I guess I've just been using dodgy STLs in the past then.
>
> Jamie
>
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