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June 16, 2012

Atomic Force Microscope ascii loader

A while back someone came into BlenderArtists forums looking for a way to display his ascii data from an Atomic Force Microscope. At the time I coded a response and it worked, little was seen from that user after the request except to indicate that the script worked. I've been updating the script to match the current state of the Blender API for some time now, and decided to release it as an addon and include a new feature. It now allows you to create a vertex colour map when you import the mesh data.

The zip contains a demo file. Obtain the importer here. Install it using the 'install from file' option in user preferences

The file->import menu will have Ascii AFM (.txt).

Using cycles to create a zdepth material

with cycles materials you can get a lot fancier!