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Convert DAE to STL via C#

Render DAE as STL without any 3D modeling and rendering software.

How to Convert DAE to STL Using C#

In order to convert DAE to STL, we’ll use

Aspose.3D for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation and conversion API for C# platform. Open

NuGet

package manager, search for Aspose.3D and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.

Package Manager Console Command


PM> Install-Package Aspose.3D

Steps to Convert DAE to STL via C#

.NET programmers can easily load & convert DAE files to STL in just a few lines of code.

  1. Load DAE file via the constructor of Scene class
  2. Create an instance of StlSaveOptions
  3. Set STL specific properties for advanced conversion
  4. Call the Scene.Save method
  5. Pass the output path with STL file extension & object of StlSaveOptions
  6. Check resultant STL file at specified path

System Requirements

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

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Aspose.3D for .NET DLL referenced in your project.
  • A 3D File Processing Library to manipulate 3D files without any modeling and rendering software. The 3D API supports Discreet3DS, WavefrontOBJ, FBX (ASCII, Binary), STL (ASCII, Binary), Universal3D, Collada, glTF, GLB, PLY, DirectX, Google Draco file formats and more. Developers can create, read, convert, modify and control the substance of 3D document formats easily.

    DAE What is DAE File Format

    A DAE file is a Digital Asset Exchange file format that is used for exchanging data between interactive 3D applications. This file format is based on the COLLADA (COLLAborative Design Activity) XML schema which is an open standard XML schema for the exchange of digital assets among graphics software applications. It has been adopted by ISO as a publicly available specification, ISO/pAS 17506.

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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 DAE into many other file formats including few listed below.

    DAE TO 3DS (3D Studio DOS Mesh)
    DAE TO AMF (Additive Manufacturing Format)
    DAE TO FBX (3D Format)
    DAE TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    DAE TO OBJ (3D File Format)
    DAE TO PDF (Portable Document Format)
    DAE TO PLY (Polygon File Format)
    DAE TO RVM (AVEVA Plant Design Model)
    DAE TO U3D (Universal 3D)