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Matlab to 3ds? [message #8299] Sun, 13 December 2009 05:53 UTC Go to next message
avatar mutatron  is currently offline mutatron
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Anybody know how to convert a Matlab surface plot to something usable by Shapeways? I have this Matlab script that creates an object using the surface function. Is there any way to save that in some usable form?
Re: Matlab to 3ds? [message #8326 is a reply to message #8299 ] Mon, 14 December 2009 21:36 UTC Go to previous message
avatar rjh  is currently offline rjh
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Export the original 2d matrix from Matlab as an Image (PNG is good; I think it'll allow a higher bit depth for detail). Apply this image as a height-map or height-field in your 3d application, then extrude along normals for thickness (or, if flat enough, simply along the Y axis).

If you need more detail, I can expand, but probably only for Blender use.

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