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Nangleator
06-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Anybody know of a plugin that will let me take an array of x, y, z data and put a point at each?

I've got it in Excel, and I'd love to not have to type in 3 coordinates each of 118 points of data. I CAN do it, but I'd prefer not to have to.

Thanks.

Chrusion
06-22-2015, 02:03 PM
Yeah, it's called the GEO format from the pre-lightwave days of Videoscape. There's a geo loader plug in for modeler.... https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/entry/geo/

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Format specs... http://paulbourke.net/dataformats/geo/

Nangleator
06-22-2015, 02:10 PM
Thank you!

ernpchan
06-22-2015, 02:22 PM
You could also try my Vector Data Importer script.
https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/entry/vector-data-importer/

Nangleator
06-22-2015, 02:49 PM
ernpchan, that's the ticket! I was worried about spending time formatting the text files for the older plugin, but this was a no-brainer. Thanks for saving me lots of brainless time!

Sensei
06-22-2015, 04:30 PM
See my video tutorial how to read CSV:
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?144442-TrueArt-LightWave-3D-PlugIn-CSV-Reader-Full-HD-video-tutorial

You can write CSV from Excel, OpenOffice or generate by script etc.

Chrusion
06-23-2015, 01:53 PM
Great plugins, ernpchan and sensei!

Do either of you remember my Real Stars script? Made it so long ago I wouldn't know how to create it again, but anyway, it basically did the same as your scripts... read a properly formatted CSV file from Excel of star coordinates and color temps compiled from two or three of the then current star catalogs (Hipparchus, Tycho II) and created a cloud of SSPs at a fraction of real-world scale (1 light-year = 1 km or whatever the user defined).

Sensei
06-23-2015, 01:59 PM
Do either of you remember my Real Stars script? Made it so long ago I wouldn't know how to create it again, but anyway, it basically did the same as your scripts... read a properly formatted CSV file from Excel of star coordinates and color temps compiled from two or three of the then current star catalogs (Hipparchus, Tycho II) and created a cloud of SSPs at a fraction of real-world scale (1 light-year = 1 km or whatever the user defined).

You should see my Solar System & Universe Simulator
http://solarsystem.trueart.eu