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What is the difference between STL and OBJ files and which one should I use?

STL is the de facto standard in consumer-grade 3D printing. It is a bare-bone format that describes the shape of the object by defining the coordinates of all the vertices of all triangles that a ...
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Can MeshMixer export models for color 3D printing?

Color is only displayed if you set MeshMixer to render VertexColor: MM menue/View/MeshColorMode/VertexColor Color should be visible if VertexColor is active. ...
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How do I compress 3D files

3D files differ greatly in size and what they contain: STL STL Stereolithography files were invented by 3D Systems to store surfaces. Originally it used ASCII text to store information by naming ...
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How do I compress 3D files

If a general-purpose compression tool using a good compression algorithm, such as 7zip or gzip (for linux and command line enthusiasts) is not providing good compression it is not likely that your ...
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What is the difference between STL and OBJ files and which one should I use?

While the STL-format can only describe your object aproximatively by those well known triangles, OBJ-files can describe parts of your object parametrically by curves. This can lead to a higher ...
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