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Convert U3D to STL via Java

U3D to STL conversion using Java library without any 3D modeling software.

How to Convert U3D to STL Using Java

In order to render U3D to STL, 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 U3D to STL via Java

Java programmers can easily convert U3D file to STL in just a few lines of code.

  1. Load U3D file via the constructor of Scene class
  2. Create an instance of StlSaveOptions
  3. Set STL specific properties for advanced conversion
  4. Call Scene.save method
  5. Pass the output path with STL file extension & object of StlSaveOptions

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.

    U3D What is U3D File Format

    U3D (Universal 3D) is a compressed file format and data structure for 3D computer graphics. It contains 3D model information such as triangle meshes, lighting, shading, motion data, lines and points with color and structure. The format was accepted as ECMA-363 standard in August 2005. 3D PDF documents support U3D objects embedding and can be viewed in Adobe Reader (version 7 and onwards). U3D format was developed keeping in view the aim to establish a universal standard for three-dimensional data storage and exchange. However, the format finds its main utilization in encoding for 3D PDF rather than being used as an interchange format. Acrobat 3D converts a supported 3D file type to either U3D or PRC upon conversion into the PDF.

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    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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    Other Supported Conversions

    You can also convert U3D into many other file formats including few listed below.

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