I'm a newb and don't know much about 3D printers. In visual basic I can create vector data of 3d objects,that can be loaded into a binary or text file. Can files like this be used with a 3d printer?
This is a very simplified example of how the code generates 3d vector data.
ju jv jw determine the size and dimensions of the object ru, rv, rw are the vector lenghts
The incrementors used to increase the size of the object to the max ju jv jw vaules:
ru=ru+1 rv=rv+1 rw=rw+1
'the angles can also be incremented to for curves and spirials'
the angles of the vectors
angle u =0 angle v =45 angle w = 90
For k1 = 0 To Ju ru=ru+1 xu = (ru * Sin(angle u)) yu = (ru * Cos(angle u)) For k2 = 0 To Jv rv=rv+1 xv = (rv * Sin(angle v)) yv = (rv * Cos(angle v)) For k3 = 0 To Jw rw=rw+1 xw = (rw * Sin(angle w)) yw = (rw * Cos(angle w)) Output xu, yu, xv, yv, xw, yw ..to file in the order produced on this line Next k3 : next k2: next k1
Can a 3d printer read this output as is and use it to make a 3d object?