Mosaic STL

The STL format is a convention used for most 3D digital fabrication techniques. It defines three-dimensional geometries from the simplest digital building block; a mesh constructed from a tessellation of triangles.

By computing the various parameters defining each mesh triangle, the Mosaic algorithm offers a range of rendering modes, visualising these otherwise hidden building blocks of an STL. An ordinary file is thus transformed into a gaudi-esque sculpture, visualizing the format's intangible logic. The remastered STL file can then be sent to a 3D printer to be fabricated in colour.

STL to Mosaic mesh

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