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Poly2Vista : MEL utility created for writing out poly object info (vertex and normals) from Maya to a text file. The output file could be used with Vista (command line volume renderer) and Mesh Viewer (interactive volume renderer) for slicing of volumes in desirable manner.

Requirements : Windows, Linux, Mac; Maya 6.0+ (untested for earlier versions)

Notes :

Limitations :

Download : Poly2Vista-0.3 (9 kb) (right click and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" ) Updated: Aug 31th 2005

Bug-report : email to

Running Poly2Vista :

Usage :

  1. Select one or more objects (The object should be polygon type)
  2. Choose output setup (see Screenshot below - Step 2)
    • Write a point and a normal per face = vtx+norm (Default)
    • Write 3 points(vertices) per face = 3 vtx
    • Write all vertices and vertex normals = all(vtx+norm)
  3. Save Clip File at desired location ".clp" would be appended to the typed filename (see Screenshot below - Step 3)

Poly2Vista Screenshot

(Roll over buttons for tool tips)