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Convert STL to OBJ via Java

STL to OBJ conversion using Java library without any 3D modeling software.

How to Convert STL to OBJ Using Java

In order to render STL to OBJ, we’ll use

Aspose.3D for Java

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use conversion API for Java platform. You can download its latest version directly from

Aspose Maven Repository

and install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.

Repository


<repository>
<id>AsposeJavaAPI</id>
<name>Aspose Java API</name>
<url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url>
</repository>

Dependency

<dependency>
<groupId>com.aspose</groupId>
<artifactId>aspose-3d</artifactId>
<version>version of aspose-3d API</version>
<classifier>jdk17</classifier>
</dependency>

Steps to Convert STL to OBJ via Java

Java programmers can easily convert STL file to OBJ in just a few lines of code.

  1. Load STL file via the constructor of Scene class
  2. Create an instance of ObjSaveOptions
  3. Set OBJ specific properties for advanced conversion
  4. Call Scene.save method
  5. Pass the output path with OBJ file extension & object of ObjSaveOptions

System Requirements

Before running the Java conversion code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with Java Runtime Environment for JSP/JSF Application and Desktop Applications.
  • Get latest version of Aspose.3D for Java directly from Maven.
  • Java 3D Scene Manipulation Library

    Aspose.3D is a CAD and Gameware API to load, modify and convert 3D files. API is a standalone and does not require any any 3D modeling or rendering software. One can easily use API for Discreet3DS, WavefrontOBJ, STL (ASCII, Binary), Universal3D, FBX (ASCII, Binary), Collada, glTF, PLY, GLB, DirectX and more formats.

    STL What is STL File Format

    STL, abbreviation for stereolithrography, is an interchangeable file format that represents 3-dimensional surface geometry. The file format finds its usage in several fields such as rapid prototyping, 3D printing and computer-aided manufacturing. It represents a surface as a series of small triangles, known as facets, where each facet is described by a perpendicular direction and three points representing the vertices of the triangle. Resultant data is used by applications to determine the cross section of the 3D shape to be built by the fabber. There is no information available in the STL file format for representation of colour, texture or other common CAD model attributes.

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    OBJ What is OBJ File Format

    OBJ files are used by Wavefront's Advanced Visualizer application to define and store the geometric objects. Backward and forward transmission of geometric data is made possible through OBJ files. Both polygonal geometry like points, lines, texture vertices, faces and free-form geometry (curves and surfaces) are supported by OBJ format. This format does not support animation or information related to light and position of scenes. An OBJ file is usually an end product of the 3D modeling process generated by a CAD (Computer Aided Design). The default order to store vertices is counter-clockwise avoiding explicit declaration of face normals. Though OBJ files declare scale information in a comment line yet no units have been declared for OBJ coordinates.

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    Other Supported Conversions

    You can also convert STL into many other file formats including few listed below.

    STL TO 3DS (3D Studio DOS Mesh)
    STL TO AMF (Additive Manufacturing Format)
    STL TO ASE (2D Animation File)
    STL TO DAE (Digital Asset Exchange)
    STL TO FBX (3D Format)
    STL TO GLTF (GL Transmission Format)
    STL TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    STL TO PLY (Polygon File Format)
    STL TO RVM (AVEVA Plant Design Model)
    STL TO U3D (Universal 3D)