Re: importing triangles

I must be misunderstanding. I don't have ASCII as a file type option. Also,
how would SW know what to do with the list of points? I was hoping for a
file-converter or a macro or something.
Bill (newby)
Should be File>Open then change the file type to ASCII
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> Corey
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> > I have a program whose output data is an ascii file of 3d coordinates for
> > the vertices of triangles. The triangles have already been procesed into
> a
> > Delaunay triangulation, and I would like to play with the resulting > "mesh",
> > although mesh is not the right word.
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> > Does anyone know of a way to import ascii coded coordinates into SW05 as
> > either triangle lines, or as triangular faces?
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> > thanks
> >
> > Bill Chernoff
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Bill Chernoff
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in a new part, insert, curve, curve thru xyz points ...
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kb
Hi, I don't know if this will help you or not, but Accutrans
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can import/export ascii files (as well as others). It costs $20, but there is a 30 free trial. Polytrans (my choice, but expensive -
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does this as well. You can export the mesh created to Lightwave 3D
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LWO format, or obj. Depending on what you want to "do" to the mesh, maybe SW isn't the best choice. Have you looked at Rhino
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This has a free trial as well (25 saves). Honestly, I have never used Rhino for anything, but I know of people that love it. I use Lightwave for manipulating polygon meshes (I usually go the other way though, SW to a poly mesh into Lightwave). I think that there are other poly mesh programs out there that might be better at manipulating a mesh than SW.
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Mike Tripoli

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