STL

Name:STL format
Location:File ‣ Import/Export > Stl (.stl)
Version:1.1.2
Blender:2.74
Category:Import-Export
Author:Guillaume Bouchard (Guillaum)

Warning

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’, there are axis conversion their settings, Forward and Up axis – By mapping these to different axis you can convert rotations between applications default up and forward axis.

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.