STL

Name

STL format

Location

File ‣ Import/Export ‣ Stl (.stl)

Version

1.1.2

Blender

2.74

Category

Import-Export

Author

Guillaume Bouchard (Guillaum)

Warnung

Currently the script does not handle importing or exporting of normals and does not handle endianness, there is nothing in the STL specification about it.

Properties

Common

Forward / Up Axis

Since many applications use a different axis for ‚Up‘, these are axis conversion for these settings, Forward and Up axes – By mapping these to different axes you can convert rotations between applications default up and forward axes.

Blender uses Y Forward, Z Up (since the front view looks along the +Y direction). For example, it’s common for applications to use Y as the up axis, in that case -Z Forward, Y Up is needed.

Scale

TODO.

Scene Unit

TODO.

Import

Facet Normals

TODO.

Export

Selection Only

TODO.

ASCII

TODO.

Apply Modifiers

TODO.

Batch Mode

TODO.

Usage

Use the operator to import ASCII or binary STL-files, you can select multiple files at once. For exporting you can select multiple objects and they will be exported as a single STL-file. You can select between ASCII/binary file format (binary is more compact). You can also choose to enable or disable the modifiers during the export.