How to import .RLF-files to Aspire?

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How to import .RLF-files to Aspire?

Postby ilsaarin » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:09 pm

Any tips? I just noticed that those other software relief files can not be imported. And I have quite a lot of them. I am just playing with trial and I am going to purchase Aspire before introductory offer expires.
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Re: How to import .RLF-files to Aspire?

Postby Tony Mac » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:48 pm

Hello Ilkka,

ACP can save .rlf files as an STL mesh that Aspire wil limport.

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Re: How to import .RLF-files to Aspire?

Postby ilsaarin » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:59 pm

How can I do that? If I open the relief in other software pro, I can not save it to any other format than to raster images. Export is not possible either. I think I should ask this from other software forum but I bet here is someone who knows how to do that.
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Re: How to import .RLF-files to Aspire?

Postby joecnc2006 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:29 pm

Did you send an e-mail to your other software pro dealer? Where you bought it they should give you free technical support. You would figure of 7,000 they would answer a few questions from you free of charge.
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Re: How to import .RLF-files to Aspire?

Postby tgm » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:39 pm

Ilkka,

In other software you have to create the STL before you can save it. If you got to Relief>Create Triangle Mesh you open up the Mesh Craetor dialog which allows you to create the STL and then save it from there. Fairly starightforward.

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Re: How to import .RLF-files to Aspire?

Postby ilsaarin » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:23 pm

Thanks for your help. I managed to get the file imported. Quality seems to suffer quite a lot.

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Re: How to import .RLF-files to Aspire?

Postby JamesB » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:29 pm

The quality of any STL from any software is a function of the triangulation tolerance. If you set it to 0.0001" when you create the model you are exporting then you will get something which to the eye/machine will essentially be smooth.
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