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Import, export, process and view triangular meshes.

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# trimesh #
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Python (2.7-3.*) library for loading and utilizing triangular meshes.

### Features ###
* Import binary/ASCII STL, Wavefront, and OFF
* Import formats using assimp (if pyassimp installed)
* Import STEP files as meshes (if STEPtools Inc. Author Tools installed)
* Import 2D or 3D vector paths from DXF or SVG files
* Export meshes as binary STL, COLLADA, or OFF
* Preview meshes (requires pyglet)
* Internal caching of computed values which are automatically cleared when vertices or faces are changed
* Fast loading of binary and ASCII STL files (on 234,230 face mesh, was 24.5x faster than assimp)
* Calculate face adjacencies quickly (for the same 234,230 face mesh .248 s)
* Calculate cross sections (.146 s)
* Split mesh based on face connectivity using networkx (4.96 s) or graph-tool (.584 s)
* Calculate mass properties, including volume, center of mass, and moment of inertia (.246 s)
* Find coplanar groups of faces (.454 s)
* Fix triangle winding to be consistent
* Fix normals to be oriented 'outwards' using ray tests
* Calculate whether or not a point lies inside a watertight mesh using ray tests
* Find convex hulls of meshes (.21 s)
* Compute a rotation/translation/tessellation invariant identifier for meshes (from an FFT of the radius distribution)
* Merge duplicate meshes from identifier
* Determine if a mesh is watertight (manifold)
* Repair single triangle and single quad holes
* Uniformly sample the surface of a mesh
* Find ray-mesh intersections
* Boolean operations on meshes (intersection, union, difference) if OpenSCAD is installed
* Voxelize watertight meshes
* Unit conversions
* Create meshes by extruding 2D profiles
* Numerous utility functions, such as transforming points, unitizing vectors, grouping rows, etc.

### Installation ###
The easiest way to install is:
$ sudo pip install git+

### Optional Dependencies ###

#### Ray-mesh queries ####
If you would like to use ray queries or some path functionality, install dependencies:
$ sudo pip install shapely git+ svg.path

Rtree may not build without libspatialindex installed, get it with:
$ sudo apt-get install libspatialindex*

#### Loading meshes with Assimp ####
Trimesh supports loading meshes via Assimp, but this requires a fairly recent version.
To get the latest version of assimp/pyassimp from github:
$ sudo pip install git+

#### Creating meshes ####
If you would like to use the trimesh.creation functions, meshpy is required:
$ sudo pip install meshpy

#### Boolean operations ####
If you would like to use the trimesh.boolean (union, intersection, difference) functions which use openSCAD/CGAL:
$ sudo apt-get install openscad

### Quick Start ###

Here is an example of loading a cube from file and colorizing its faces.

import numpy as np
import trimesh

# load a file by name or from a buffer
mesh = trimesh.load_mesh('./models/featuretype.STL')

# find groups of coplanar adjacent faces
facets, facets_area = mesh.facets(return_area=True)

# set each facet to a random color
for facet in facets:
mesh.visual.face_colors[facet] = trimesh.color.random_color()

# preview mesh in an opengl window if you installed pyglet

In the mesh view window, dragging rotates the view, ctl + drag pans, mouse wheel scrolls, 'z' returns to the base view, 'w' toggles wireframe mode, and 'c' toggles backface culling.

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