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Re: queation exporting quaternions from mathematica 5

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  • Subject: [mg46232] Re: queation exporting quaternions from mathematica 5
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 07:15:57 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <bvvmv6$j1t$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

a) a quaternion is not a 3d shape and it is not complicated
b) Mathematica can read and write DXF and STL files
c) if you install MathGL3d from

http://phong.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/~kuska/mathgl3dv3/

you can export VRML, POVRay, QuickDraw3D and in the upcomming version
Alias|Wavefront 3d files.

Regards
  Jens

chris kievid wrote:
> 
> Hi all, I was wondering (before I purchase the mathematica package) if
> it would be possible to export complicated 3d shapes (like quaternions)
> as meshes (.dxf / .obj), so that I can use it in 3d graphic packages
> like 3ds max. I read that there is an external viewer that displays the
> 3dplot and has export capabilities. But for other packages this is
> normally limited to 3d deformations of standard meshes, so that's why I
> ask
> 
> If not possible, would you know another package that would be capable of
> doing just that.
> 
> Thx chris


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