Re: mml files

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg57612] Re: mml files*From*: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 05:16:49 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Uni Leipzig*References*: <d7k3dl$okd$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, MathML is the Mathematical Markup Language and is used to display mathematical expressions. For a IGES file you need *spline* curves or surfaces to get smooth patches. Mathematica can't compute spline patches form a polygonal surface without a lot of programming. Even generate splines form arbitary triangular meshes is a nontrivial problem and I'm sure MathML will not help you. Regards Jens "alan notis" <spiraltooth at optonline.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:d7k3dl$okd$1 at smc.vnet.net... > > I am using Mathematica to create 3D files that I > now want to send to be machined. I thought that > .dxf or stl files would be good enough but they > are asking me for an IGES file. Apparantly when > Mathematica exports a DXF it breaks it up into > triangles which are then read as separate > surfaces making the generation of a program for > a CNC machine impossible as there are millions > of triangles in the curved surfaces I need to > machine. Mathematica can export as .mml > (MathML). Is this helpful? What would you > suggest? > > > Besty regards, > > Alan Notis >