Questions tagged [stl]

Wikipedia says that "STL is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems." STL files are usually identified by the '.stl' extension. Use this tag for questions about importing, exporting, or Blender-specific modification of STL files.

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Is it possible to convert and STL file to a blender compatible format? [duplicate]

Currently, I have an STL file I want to bring into Blender. Is it possible to convert it into a .blend or any Blender compatible format? I have tried using many online file format converters, but they ...
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How to merge .stl files properly in Blender

I want to merge the .stl files properly in Blender. I am new to Blender, don't judge me. I was trying to combine them manually but I could not. Is there any way to do this like some automatic features ...
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Approaches for a quick STL turntable

I used Blender today to create a turntable animation for very simple model that I made and intend to 3D print. I've found that such animations are very effective for communicating the shape of a model ...
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Blender / Python / Script to export .stl files with different textures

I'm working on a script to export .stl files with different UV textures based on a list from a specific folder. After several modifications, i was able to export .stl but the texture is not applied. ...
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Mesh is subtracting in CURA

When converting to stl and slicing in CURA, the 2 meshes are subtracting. Why? Normally they merge. I put the file here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5398348
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Boolean modifier for 3d printing

I have a problem with custom dice for my 3d printer, when I print my numbers are all upside down. On the other hand, the letters are all in the place, I followed at least 15 guide made 15 tried ...
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Why does Blender always export in inches [duplicate]

I set my scene properties as MM but whenever I export a STL into say Prusa slicer it exports in inches?
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How do I bisect a gap of an stl mesh?

As the question asks, how do I bisect or cut a mesh of a gap? This is because I want to use a certain element in an stl file I downloaded online. I am getting an error which asks for me to select an ...
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How to turn a displacement model in to something 3d printable

I have created a displacement object, applied a subdivision modifier and a displace modifier. I am now at the end of my skill level. I want to turn this object into a STL for printing. Thanks Gordon. ...
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how to get origin of an stl file , from ascii stl file

I have a stl file, content as usual ...
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How to import .stl mesh and visualize? [duplicate]

I am really new in 3d Rendering and like. I've generated .stl mesh files using Fiji/ImageJ. I imported them in 3dSlicer and I can see them. When I'd tried in Blender (hoping to have nicer rendering ...
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How to merge screw with model

This is my first model using blender and I am preparing the model for 3d printing so I am currently using booleans to combine objects. Things went pretty smooth until I got to this 'wrap' that I made ...
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Reposition part of an STL along the surface of the main object

I want to reposition my screw holes from an STL file I found (move both holes up horizontally and opposite each other). When I try to do this in edit mode using vertices, it will leave mishaped ...
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How to make the imported stl visible? [duplicate]

How to make the imported stl visible? Tried origin to geometry, scale (10-1000) to no avail Source STL (zip)
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Exporting to stl for use in gmsh

I have a 2D blender mode. It is a circle and an open rectangle. I would like to export these to stl for importing to gmsh. When I export to stl, gmsh loads the file, but I can't see the objects in ...
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Blender exporting enormous STL files

I'm having some spaceships made by a sculptor using Blender and the STL files he originally sent me were enormous, so he sent through the Blender files for me to export locally and create the STLs. ...
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Exported STL not as in Blender

I have this part and it is symetrical (red axis). When I export the part as STL and open the STL anywhere, the "bumb" on the part gets skewed a bit to one side. Any idea? Cause I have none. ...
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Difference/Intersection not reflecting in stl export

Why are the objects taken for difference and intersection shown in stl file even though I have not selected them while exporting.
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Joining multiple stl parts into whole model

Lets say I have stl model that was already separated into multiple parts.I.e. the model designed to be 3d printed separately part by part and then to be put and glued together manually. For my own ...
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Origin for STL export

I am trying to export model that is made from three different objects to stl files because I need to print it in different material settings (double extrusion), but I have problem with setup the ...
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Is it possible to re-import an stl over an existing object when I update the stl?

I am learning to use blender and OpenSCAD to make a textured model and render it. I have set created a simple transformer model in OpenSCAD and wrote this script to export the individual components ...
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How to change resting pose on pmx/mmd file for export as an STL file for 3D printing (blender 2.9)

I'm very new to blender and have mostly used it for sculpting for 3D printing. Recently I acquired pmx files of some video game characters that were already rigged with bones. I was able to teach ...
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Adress and select specific triangles of a stl data set

Dear Stackexchange community, I'm a beginner in Python and Blender. In general, we work with STL-data. I found a python code, that could parse the coordinates of each triangle (one scan data-set ...
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Create smooth transition between STL solid and Blender Solid

The snake head is an STL and the rest was created in this blender image. I added a bunch of cones to make the transition between the snake head and the torus smoother, but it doesn't look the best. ...
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There is a way to export to STL without the visible files keeping the boolean modifiers

Im try to extrude with boolean modifiers. It looks like this with the hidden objects: I saw several tutorials where there is a button that says "apply" and they can delete the object, they ...
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How to create undo savepoint and rollback to it later in python scripting?

I'm trying to create a script for my scene that splits pre-defined objects into separate parts and exports to STL. It would be easiest to implement by first creating an undo savepoint (the current ...
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Change the material (color) every frame in Python [duplicate]

I have a very simple question. Is it possible to change the material (i.e. color) of a body or face at each frame in Blender? Would it be possible to do it through Python?
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Why do the new materials don't show up on an imported STL file?

I have imported some files from Solidwork in a STL. format. When I import them in blender, they show up in the solid mode viewport, but are glitchy in material and render preview. When I try to add a ...
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Change color of faces from stl figures

I am new in Blender. I would like to change the color of faces of two stl meshes (femcomp and tibcomp). At the end, I want to assign colors as a function of values coming from a csv file. However, I ...
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Joining Two Complex meshes for 3D printing

Thank you for considering this issue. I am trying to 3D print a handle that will have a wire running through. As such, I have two meshes to make this handle hollow on the inside: the outer mesh is ...
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Is there a way to export DXF without triangulation

I was wondering if there's a way to export a mesh to a DXF file without Blender doing it's triangulation and get a similar result as if your mesh was a curve. Let me elaborate what i mean. I needed a ...
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Cant add texture to imported model

So i've made a component in solidworks, saved it as stl and imported it into blender. Followed a guide to apply a jpg image on the surface of the model. I got it to work on models that i created from ...
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STL file too slow to load

I'm new on Blender and I'm struggling with Blender's import operator for STL files. In my code, I try to load a file from the browser and then make some actions on the loaded object. I can get the ...
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"Cursor to Selected" Puts 3D Cursor to the World Origin Instead of Center of the Object (STL File)

This is an STL file I imported to Blender for 3D print. I have similar problem when dealing with most STL files (downloaded from Thingiverse and a like). I have 3D cursor sets in the middle of ...
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Keep vertex order when exporting and re-importing a mesh

I'm having a problem with exporting my mesh and keeping the vertex order when re-importing that exported mesh. I have looked around but was unable to find a good answer. I'm helping a friend with his ...
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stl-Voxelisation and coordinates

I am new to Blender and have searched a lot for my problem, but unfortunately have not found anything useful... Is there a possibility to voxelise an stl-file with Blender and to define the voxel size ...
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Create Surface from Selection

I have imported a .stl model into Blender with the goal of isolating and shading various parts of the model (painting it). I'm stuck with this format as a starting point. In the Modeling pane I've ...
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Script for repeated import and export

I have to create a movie by importing single stl objects, which represent the object at a specific time frame, onto a background and export them to single pngs. After that i can put them into a video ...
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Blender API - Repair meshes, similar to Windows 3D Viewer?

I have a question about repairing an stl, particularly after a Bollean union. I've been working on a script that allows me to make customizable game pieces for 3d printing. It involves combining a ...
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Issue with exporting .STL after shade smoothing

I've just finished modeling some object in Fusion 360, exported it as an .STL file and opened it up in Blender in order to make it smoother. So I applied Shade Smooth with Auto smooth enabled on 45 ...
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Trouble creating a volume from a plane

My friend and I are trying to create a landmass for a nautical table top game. We want to create an STL file to 3d print. The piece is seaside village on a hill at the edge of the board. This being my ...
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Blender 2.91 Mesh Object to 3D Print STL

I am a Blender newbie. I started on 2.7. Recently upgraded to 2.91. I used blender to create models for 3D printing and I use a Cura as my Slicer. My issue is has to do with creating a “sliceable” STL ...
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Change the export stl file code from Exported from Blender-x.x.x to object name

I want export model into stl format in ASCII, which Blender can do. However when I open the exported stl file by text, the first line is always like this: solid Exported from Blender-2.91.2 And the ...
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Joining instead of Cutting with BoolTool Ctrl Shift - Shortcut

I have been using Blender to edit STL files for resin 3d Printing. I have an object that I want to cut and I create the shape I want to cut out of it, but when I give the ⎈ Ctrl+⇧ Shift+ - command, ...
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Import multiple STL files and modify the incoming objects in one go?

I want to import stl files using file browser (by using 'INVOKE_DEFAULT' on import stl operator). It seems that join() operator ...
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How to use fluid simulation to combine different meshes for 3d printing

I'm trying to 3d print a hollowed version of the bust of a video-game character. The character is very detailed and has meshes for every part of armor and a single eye is composed of 4 different ...
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Odd STL result, but I don't know why

So I drew a threaded cap. This is my first attempt. It looks OK in Blender but when I view the resulting STL file in an STL viewer, it looks very wrong and I don't know where to begin to fix it ...
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Closing a STL surface

Happy new year! Problem explanation I am trying to modify a STL model generated by a CT scan (skin model), in order to close the surface. I am using this in brain simulations and in order to add ...
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stl file import is off-centered

When you import a model (e.g. stl file) into default blender files, sometimes its off-centered. How can I reposition the model to the center of the view where: x=0,y=0,z=0 Thanks
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STL exported object has hollow

I am very new to Blender without any 3D design background. I am designing a solid object as shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2. However, when I export the object to STL file and view it by Preview in Mac ...
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