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Convert STL to AMF via C#

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

How to Convert STL to AMF Using C#

In order to convert STL to AMF, 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 STL to AMF via C#

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

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

    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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    amf What is amf File Format

    Additive Manufacturing file format (AMF) defines open standards for objects description in order to be utilized by additive manufacturing processes such as 3D Printing. CAD programs use the AMF file format by making use of the information such as geometry, color and material of the objects. AMF is different than STL format as the lateral does not support color, materials, lattices, and constellations.

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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 DAE (Digital Asset Exchange)
    STL TO FBX (3D Format)
    STL TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    STL TO OBJ (3D File Format)
    STL TO PDF (Portable Document Format)
    STL TO PLY (Polygon File Format)
    STL TO RVM (AVEVA Plant Design Model)
    STL TO U3D (Universal 3D)