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       foreignfilesupport - Foreign File Format Support This is a page describing foreign file
       format support in Coin.

       Formats supported so far:

       ยท STL / Stereolithography files (.stl)

       The SoSTLFileKit server as a first example on how foreign file format support can be
       implemented through the SoForeignFileKit interface nodekit. For STL, the file format is so
       trivial that it maps directly into a few Open Inventor nodes. For other file formats, the
       direct mapping might not be possible or desirable (maybe important information will get
       lost in such a conversion), and the implementor might choose to implement a set of
       internal custom nodes for doing the rendering (and applying the other actions), and choose
       to first do pure Open Inventor organization when the node kit is asked to write its
       contents as a scene graph.

       FIXME: Document autoloading when implemented and tested

       See Also:
           SoForeignFileKit, SoSTLFileKit