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Convert STL to OBJ via C#

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

How to Convert STL to OBJ Using C#

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

.NET programmers can easily load & convert STL files 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 the Scene.Save method
  5. Pass the output path with OBJ file extension & object of ObjSaveOptions
  6. Check resultant OBJ 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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    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 DAE (Digital Asset Exchange)
    STL TO FBX (3D Format)
    STL TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    STL TO PDF (Portable Document Format)
    STL TO PLY (Polygon File Format)
    STL TO RVM (AVEVA Plant Design Model)
    STL TO U3D (Universal 3D)