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From: amur (STEFAN)
13 Feb 2015   [#11] In reply to [#10]
> User imports just the Curves/ Lines from the Rhino file (.vol) Like Profil / Path and that's all! :)

You can import also .3dm files... :-)

Regards
Stefan
From: bemfarmer
13 Feb 2015   [#12] In reply to [#9]
There are .vol File Format Specifications here:
http://paulbourke.net/dataformats/vol/

-Brian

 
There may be useful information here:
http://dgtal.org/doc/0.8/moduleIO.html
From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
14 Feb 2015   [#13] In reply to [#12]
Thanks for them!
From: bemfarmer
15 Feb 2015   [#14] In reply to [#9]
So in order to export Moi curves, or solids, would the Moi model have to be converted to a string of points, or a bunch of cubes with a "central" point,
in order to be exported as a .vol file?

- Brian
From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
16 Feb 2015   [#15] In reply to [#14]
Sorry for the moment I don't know more than that!

Vol file: The vol file is a file that contains a voxel image. It is more
similar to conventional image files like tiff and png. Within the vol files
the series of channels that make up an image are stored as arrays of
double precision numbers. In addition the vol file stores the physical
dimensions of the 3d field in inches.

Import/Export Voxel Files (.Vol)

Volume files (extension .vol) contain relevant information about the voxel configuration (ie. resolution, number of channels, etc.) and the density values attributed to each location in space. Volume files can be imported or exported to/from the stand-alone Monolith application. In addition, volume files can be used in 3rd party applications, such as the Rhino and Grasshopper™ CAD environments. The Monolith plugin for Grasshopper (which is included with the installer) provides features for importing, exporting, and modifying voxel files.

IMPORT
Referenced vol file
Use this filter to insert a reference to a vol file in the layer stack.
This creates an image layer that you can move rotate and scale but
not edit. The content of the layer is linked to the referenced vol file.

In this way you can reduce the size of models that require multiple
instances of the same voxel-image to appear in different locations.
If you use referenced files it is a good idea to save your lith file using
the “save with resources” method. This will collect all referenced file
in the same folder as the lith file and convert all references to relative
file paths.
From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
17 Feb 2015   [#16]
<< Did you find any info about the grasshopper version of this plugin ?

Import/Export Voxel Files (.vol)

Volume files (extension .vol) contain relevant information about the voxel configuration (ie. resolution, number of channels, etc.) and the density values attributed to each location in space. Volume files can be imported or exported to/from the stand-alone Monolith application. In addition, volume files can be used in 3rd party applications, such as the Rhino and Grasshopper™ CAD environments.

"""The Monolith plugin for Grasshopper (which is included with the installer) provides features for importing, exporting, and modifying voxel files."""

In fact it's more just volumes or thickness faces who are exported and not Profils and Paths that i had writed previous! :)
From: Del
12 Jul 2015   [#17]

Hi all,

Can anybody help me please. I am a new user. I have a stl format file. I need to import it to Monolith (vol format). How can I do that? I found Rhino and Grosshopper useful in converting stl to vol format, but the problem is grosshopper as I do not know how I can import stl to Grasshopper. Can you please guide me how can I convert stl to vol step by step. Thank you very much guys.


From: bemfarmer
12 Jul 2015   [#18] In reply to [#17]
Google searching yields a morass of information.

Cannot the STL be imported into Rhino with _Import?

- Brian

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