A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Welcome to Stereo Imagination, a command-line tool to automate the creation of 3D models with many repetitive elements, such as staircases or colonnades. The results can be fed into a game development pipeline, or used by themselves as visualizations. Generated models can be saved as STL files, and only include geometry information -- colors or textures are outside the scope of this software.
Stereo Imagination is used from the command line. After downloading and installing the software (see below), open a Command Prompt, Terminal or the equivalent for your operating system, and enter the following command:
stereo sheet 2 2 > sheet.stl
If everything is all right, you should now have a file called
sheet.stl in your working directory, with the following content:
solid facet normal 0 0 0 outer loop vertex -1.000000 -1.000000 0.000000 vertex 1.000000 -1.000000 0.000000 vertex 1.000000 1.000000 0.000000 endloop endfacet facet normal 0 0 0 outer loop vertex -1.000000 -1.000000 0.000000 vertex 1.000000 1.000000 0.000000 vertex -1.000000 1.000000 0.000000 endloop endfacet endsolid
Open this file with your favorite 3D viewer to make sure it depicts a simple square as expected.
For a more advanced example, type the following script into a file called something like
spiral-stairs.lulz (the file extension doesn't matter):
for i 0 19 1 do make phi mul :i rad 18 make d-z mul :i 0.25 print rotate-z :phi translate 0.5 0 :d-z box 1 0.5 0.3 end
To run this second example, enter:
stereo load spiral-stairs.lulz > spiral-stairs.stl
which you can test as above. In fact you'll find both of them in the samples.
- Ten geometric primitives: box, bucket, cone, cylinder, disc, octahedron, prism, pyramid, sheet, simplex.
- Five transformations: translate, scale, rotate, shear, distort.
- A friendly scripting language to work with all of them.
Stereo Imagination is powered by a scripting language called Lunar Logo, with the addition of thirty-something procedures related to 3D graphics. You can learn all about it from the included documentation.
In order to download this tool you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.00 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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