3D file manipulation resources

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I am trying to learn how to manipulate 3D files like obj or stl using programming (I primarily use Python, but also know Javascript). Which resources can I use to learn this?
 

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I am trying to learn how to manipulate 3D files like obj or stl using programming (I primarily use Python, but also know Javascript). Which resources can I use to learn this?
There's not really such a thing as a 3D file. A computer file is basically a one-dimensional sequence of bytes. A program can be written that treats the data in a file as three dimensional, but logic has to be built into the program to do this.

Can you be more specific about what you're asking?
 
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There are a number of Python packages available for working with 3D files, for example numpy-stl
 
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Well, I am looking for resources to learn to make, for instance, algorithmic art. So, I just need to learn to manipulate 3D objects and save them in those files..

One of the things I am considering is projecting a 2D image onto a 3D surface and do something on that surface depending upon what was on that image.

I am looking for online tutorials and books.
 

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