import_STL

Below is a demonstration of the features of the import_STL function

Contents

Syntax

[stlStruct] = import_STL(fileName);

Description

Use import_STL to import binary or txt type STL files.

Examples

clear; close all; clc;

Plot settings

fontSize=25;

Import a txt type STL file as patch data

%Set main folder
defaultFolder = fileparts(fileparts(mfilename('fullpath')));
pathName=fullfile(defaultFolder,'data','STL');
fileName=fullfile(pathName,'femur.stl');
[stlStruct] = import_STL(fileName);

F=stlStruct.solidFaces{1};
V=stlStruct.solidVertices{1};

Merging nodes example

[~,ind1,ind2]=unique(pround(V,5),'rows');
V=V(ind1,:);
F=ind2(F);

Plotting the model

cFigure;
title('Imported patch data from STL','fontSize',fontSize);
gpatch(F,V,'g');
axisGeom;
camlight('headlight');
lighting phong; axis off;
drawnow;

Import a binary type STL file as patch data

%Set main folder
defaultFolder = fileparts(fileparts(mfilename('fullpath')));
pathName=fullfile(defaultFolder,'data','STL');
fileName=fullfile(pathName,'femur_bin.stl');
[stlStruct] = import_STL(fileName);

F=stlStruct.solidFaces{1};
V=stlStruct.solidVertices{1};

Merging nodes example

[~,ind1,ind2]=unique(pround(V,5),'rows');
V=V(ind1,:);
F=ind2(F);

Plotting the model

cFigure;
title('Imported patch data from STL','fontSize',fontSize);
gpatch(F,V,'g');
axisGeom;
camlight('headlight');
lighting phong; axis off;
drawnow;

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