Tagged: 3Dscanning STL
February 16, 2017 at 9:48 am #18706
Hello, I was wondering when we can start uploading STL (3D) files to myFOSSIL? Also, since these will be uncatalogued specimens, I ask if you already have a procedure on the kind of information that will be needed for ID purposes? See first attached image of a horse metatarsal 3D file. 577,411 KB
Looking forward to it.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.February 23, 2017 at 9:53 am #18928February 23, 2017 at 10:58 am #18930
@cgrant – Our web developers, Eric Poirier and Max Jones, are working on our STL file viewing capabilities now. As you likely know, setting up a Scope of Work and contract takes a while 🙂 They are going into the process keeping Audubon Core and Darwin Core in mind. I suggested they use the Canvasio3D plugin, which enables rotation.February 23, 2017 at 11:01 am #18931February 23, 2017 at 11:59 am #18932Jeanette PirloKeymaster
can that not already be done in the STL files?February 23, 2017 at 2:53 pm #18933
@jeanette-pirlo – You have to have software that enables rotation of STL files. However, you are correct to a degree, as many kinds of STL file viewers come with that software as part of the package. When I researched WordPress plugins for STL file viewing, four different plugins were available and most of them had rotation built in. The Canvasio3D plugin had the best reviews and greatest use across many different WordPress sites.March 20, 2017 at 7:18 am #19991Lance SchnatterlyParticipant
Thanks for the tweets from this weekend’s GSA meeting in Pittsburgh on the effort to enable 3D STL uploads and viewing on myFOSSIL. I was wondering @egardner if you all have an expected date as to when this feature will be enabled (I wasn’t at the meeting, so this may have been discussed.)March 23, 2017 at 4:37 pm #20350
@lance-schnatterly – those live tweets were all thanks to our wonderful grad student @llundgren! According to my most recent update from our development partners, AtmosphereApps, the STL functionality is in the alpha-testing phase. Another grad student, @cgrant, is doing this testing to make sure it meets the needs of the community. I’m hoping by the end of March we’ll have it on the live version of the myFOSSIL site!March 23, 2017 at 4:53 pm #20352Lance SchnatterlyParticipant
Great! I am looking forward to uploading some STLs.
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