Message #3219

From: Vladimir Bulatov <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Visualizing Hyperbolic Honeycombs
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:47:12 -0800

Congratulations to Roice and Henry on thins very nice paper.

I would like to comment on the voxel format support.
Yes, we develop and support SVX voxel format in attempt to make more
convenient and compact
file format for 3D printing of very complex models. The notoriously
detailed hyperbolic models are the ideal candidate for using SVX.
However in the back end we are still converting SVX into triangles using
It is because not all components of the 3D printing workflow can work
directly with voxels yet.
So, your voxel model needs to be reasonable good for conversion into
triangle mesh.

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 4:26 PM, Roice Nelson [4D_Cubing] <> wrote:

> Thanks Melinda! I didn’t know about Shapeways supporting voxel format -
> that’s great. It’s been two years since we focused on the physical models,
> but we are planning some more and this is really good to know.

Vladimir Bulatov
3D graphics researcher