View Full Version : 3D Display/Plotter

04-12-2002, 03:04 PM
Does any body know of a software or program that is available which can display 3D surface.
i.e I will provide the x,y,z co-ordinates through say some flat file and the program/software should display the 3D surface...something like a plotter


04-12-2002, 10:44 PM
Do you mean to supply an the outline points for a surface, or do you mean to supply a height map of a surface?

And in any case, what do you want to do with it once it is displayed?

04-13-2002, 09:16 AM
I actually want to display the surface.
The x,y,z will be obtained from my simulation program.

So through this display I can understand whether or not i am carrying out my simulations correctly or not.

So as i said earlier I have x,y,z co-ordinates and I want to display the surface.


04-14-2002, 02:58 PM
I can't think of any. Did you try to code one?

04-14-2002, 03:20 PM
Try searching for "surfer" and "contour" at
google. I recently had the same need...

Unfortunately, it comes at a price, but
a demo can be downloaded.

04-14-2002, 03:44 PM
Are you saving your stuff in a buffer, in a file???

You are talking about the surface of an object like a an entire 3ds model????

Or do you want to simply plot a point in space...

I can help you write one, I just dont know what you need...

04-14-2002, 03:47 PM
I wrote a program to visualize .obj files...
I wrote something to read .raw files...
Both of them are pure coordinates that you are drawing...

They are all treated the same...