Questions tagged [stl]

The 'stl' tag is for questions about importing, exporting, or modifying stereolithography CAD files with the '.stl' extension.

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STL batch exporter alters file name

Blender has a built in option to batch export STL files but it replaces spaces, "(", "[" with underscores which I don't want. For example: What the object is named: ...
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Help with non-manifold geometry and stl file

Pretty new to Blender and modeling in general and I've spent a couple days trying to figure out this problem. Can someone more knowledgeable take a look and give me some direction? Background Been ...
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Waterproof manifold solids

I need your support to build a waterproof manifold solid in Blender 3D. I have attached a .stl file showing outer and inner surfaces of a gear, developed and exported by a 3rd Party software. The ...
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File error for printing format issues

I am trying to set up a model on a Cura Lulzbot software to get a preview of what I am making but I am getting file errors even though I have it all unified with the boolean modifier. There are ...
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Export only the selected object to STL file in Blender 2.8x

How can I export only the selected objects out to an STL file. I tried hiding from view and render but they are still included in the STL ile see images below. My settings before exporting to STL ...
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.stl files not appearing in import search window

Specifically I am trying to import a HeroForge digital miniature into Blender to manually edit. Literally downloaded blender just for this so forgive me if I'm missing something obvious, I'm new to ...
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export> stl> EXPORT STL, blender keeps saving the wrong file

5 hours now I have this mesh opened in blender that I been trying to export as a stl file. 5 hours blender every time exports the WRONG file. A file that is not even loaded into the editor. a file ...
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wrap STL around a cyclinder

Is it possible to wrap an STL around a cylinder in Blender using one of the deforms? E.g. is it possible to wrap this STL https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:651829 around a cylinder to create a face ...
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How to convert .obj to .stl in blender via python script

I want to convert .obj to .stl in blender via python script.Here is my code. ...
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Exported STL looks distorted

Blender 2.77a Problem When I export this blend, external software shows it as heavily deformed. Blender shows it fine and so does the Windows Object Viewer. Shapeways and Tinkercad however shows ...
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How to discretize a 3D model represented by as .STL

I am using make human and blender to play with 3D model as .STL file. I want just to take a 3D model (.stl) and discretize it into a 3D matrix. My idea is to check whether each matrix cell contains ...
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Scales importing .stl file

I need to import a .stl in blender. First I changed the "Scale" in "Scene" to 0.01 (centimeters), then I chaged "Scale" in "Display" (N-sidebar) in 0.01 too. When I import the stl. file the object ...
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open .stl file with blender [duplicate]

I need to open .stl files with blender, without importing them! In the properties of my .stl file, blender is set as "open with", but when I double click on the file it just opens blender as my ...
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Scale settings for exporting to STL (for 3d printing)

I've set my Units (in scene properties) to Metric, and the Scene Scale to 0.01 hoping to get the Blender dimensions it mm's. While the (normal) scale is 1 for x,y,z, the standard cube has the ...
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Exported STL is empty in Slic3r

I am having trouble exporting meshes as .stl files from blender, when I import the exported mesh into Slic3r nothing shows up. However when I import an already existing model into blender and then ...
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Trouble importing STL produced by VTK

I am new to blender and am unsuccessfully trying to open an STL file. Our own visualization software offers STL export via a library called VTK, which we can import into other CAD software (e.g. to ...