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Orrin Zucker
.stp file?
on Aug 5, 2010 at 5:50:06 pm

Hi- anyone know how to convert a .stp file into something c4d friendly?


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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: .stp file?
on Aug 5, 2010 at 6:03:38 pm

STEP is a solid modeling format -- could be from SolidWorks or similar. Rhino and other CAD programs are able to convert STEP to Cinema readable formats.


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Matt Gerard
Re: .stp file?
on Aug 5, 2010 at 6:30:27 pm

the Rhino demo gives you 20 or so free conversions. I'm down to 12 left!

matt

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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: .stp file?
on Aug 5, 2010 at 10:20:37 pm

Yep, in addition to being a great nurbs modeler, Rhino also makes a great conversion utility. If you're looking for something less expensive and easier to use you might want to check out Moi3d -- http://moi3d.com/

I've heard very good things about it but haven't used it myself (long-time Rhino user). It's being developed by a former Rhino guy and from what I hear it does a better job converting nurbs to polygons.


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Orrin Zucker
Re: .stp file?
on Aug 5, 2010 at 10:27:16 pm

Thanks everyone...but any advice for a mac guy? Looks like Rhino is for PCs only.


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Shawn Miller
Re: .stp file?
on Aug 5, 2010 at 11:13:24 pm

Hey Adam,

MoI is VERY good. It was developed by Michael Gibson... he's the original developer of Rhino. :-) I love C4D, but MoI is just faster and better at some modeling tasks. I often use it to build certain kinds of geometry (curved surfaces with holes) and export to LWO or OBJ. I then import into C4D using Riptide. Anyway, I hope you get a chance to try it.

Oh yeah, MoI does import .STP files.

Thanks,

Shawn



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Orrin Zucker
Re: .stp file?
on Aug 6, 2010 at 1:21:15 am

I downloaded TurboCAD Deluxe (trial) and had no luck. Tried Rhino on a friend's PC...nada.

Anyone out there want to give the conversion to .obj a shot? The files pretty big (230mb).

Thanks!


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Shawn Miller
Re: .stp file?
on Aug 6, 2010 at 8:12:01 pm

Did you try MoI on your friend's PC? :-) MoI's exporter is actually a lot better than Rhino's... alternately, if you have a way of getting it to me, I would be more than happy to take a shot at converting your file for you. Let me know.

Thanks,

Shawn



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Jan Menzen
Re: .stp file?
on Jul 2, 2012 at 11:38:51 am

I have a stp and an igs file and want to import it into c4d!
I tried to open it in Rhino but it does not look good.
How can I otherwise convert it. What codec should I use for Cinema 4d?


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Ben Kom
Re: .stp file?
on Jul 29, 2015 at 8:37:06 am

For mac user use free-cad(http://sourceforge.net/projects/free-cad/)
select the object you want to export. Save as "Mesh format" (.obj)

Open the exported file with c4d


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Charles Klipfel
Re: .stp file?
on May 10, 2016 at 10:05:05 am

Thanks !

It works also on windows now.

the new adress to download is :
https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/releases


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