foreignfilesupport - Foreign File Format Support This is a page
describing foreign file format support in Coin.
Formats supported so far:
· STL / Stereolithography files (.stl)
The SoSTLFileKit server as a first example on how foreign file format
support can be implemented through the SoForeignFileKit interface
nodekit. For STL, the file format is so trivial that it maps directly
into a few Open Inventor nodes. For other file formats, the direct
mapping might not be possible or desirable (maybe important information
will get lost in such a conversion), and the implementor might choose
to implement a set of internal custom nodes for doing the rendering
(and applying the other actions), and choose to first do pure Open
Inventor organization when the node kit is asked to write its contents
as a scene graph.