[GRASS-user] Importing DEM into 3D Studio MAX

Benjamin Ducke benjamin.ducke at oxfordarch.co.uk
Thu Aug 21 07:44:13 EDT 2008

Not sure about the image, but you could export
the DEM points or mesh as VTK, then use paraview to
export them to PLY.
Maybe 3DS can read that. If not, take a look at MeshLab
which will read PLY and offer more export formats.


Btw., a v.out.ply for GRASS would be great ;)

Wolf Bergenheim wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a DEM and a satellite image in GRASS of an island that I'd need
> to create a 3D model for. Does anyone know how to get this data in 3DS?
> I can use r.out.pov to create a tga file that POV-Ray is happy with, but
> that doesn't create a 3D model... I've tried looking at blender, but I'm
> not able to see any formats that seem to match directly.
> Any ideas?
> --Wolf

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