Importing and Exporting Polygons (and other elements) to GC
all files used here are sampled in a zip-files
In – and Exporting 3d elements into GC can be well done by placing CAD files with the modelattachements feature and activating them afterwards using the range and polygonfromelementswithinrange feature. (instead of polygon most other element types can be activated – except meshes).
The “only thing” to look at is that the right element type is activated (i.e. Lines made of different segments have to become Polylines instead of curves, Splines as curves etc.) and that the right elements are actually created. For instance Meshes from Rhino shall be exported using the option to convert them into 3dfaces in the dwg export option, rather than meshes (as those cant be activated and used in GC).
Rhino served once more as capable in – and export solution, if meshes are created in more advanced polymodelling tools.
The created dwg file can straight be imported into GC without converting it into a dng format. In there it can be activated and worked with, as shown in the examplefiles in this zip-folder. In here all steps from a poly mesh generated in Cinema4d into a populated surface ready for more action are included as numbered files.
the population is done with the eyelid.dll file included.
The model was afterwards exported as dwg file into different tools.