Bonzai STL Browser is a software designed for people who do 3D printing.

The software is a browser and 3D viewer for STL (STereo-Lithography) 3D models file. It provides functionalities to help view, manage and use a huge quantity of STL files. The software also provides some edition and creation tools.

The software is focused on :

  • Realtime 3D viewer for STL models
  • Browsing & Organizing a (huge) collection of STL models
  • STL model editing tools : cut by plane
  • STL model creating tools : shape generation (miniature base, storage box for game board)
  • Available on Linux, Windows, and soon Mac OS

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Screenshots

STL & Image preview

STL & Image preview

(3D models of Draco Studios - Dragons of the Red Moon)

Folder & STL preview

Folder & STL preview

(3D model of Artisan Guild)

Multi-tab, Split & History

Multi-tab, Split & History

(3D models of Artisan Guild)

Multi-tab, Split & History

Multi-tab, Split & History

(3D models of Artisan Guild)

Multi-tab, Split & History

Multi-tab, Split & History

(3D models of Evan Carothers EC3D)

Plane cut tool (editing)

Plane cut tool (editing)

(3D model of Artisan Guild)

Plane cut tool (applied)

Plane cut tool (applied)

(3D model of Artisan Guild)

Plane cut tool (manipulation)

Plane cut tool (manipulation)

(3D model of PrintYourMonsters - Fantastic Plants and Rocks)

Storage box generation

Storage box generation

Storage box generation

Storage box generation

Storage box generation

Storage box generation

Miniature round base (with optional slid)

Miniature round base (with optional slid)

Miniature square base (with optional slid)

Miniature square base (with optional slid)

Miniature hex base (with optional slid)

Miniature hex base (with optional slid)

Features

  • Navigate & Preview
    • Tile grid preview of folders, STL and images
    • Multi-tab & Splitable-tab browsing
    • 3D realtime preview of STL (STereo-Lithography) model files (rotate, zoom)
    • 3D realtime manipulation : rotate, zoom
    • 2D preview of common images : jpg, png, ...
  • File manager
    • Rename, Copy, Paste, Move, Delete files and folders
    • Any file and folder operation can be undone / redone
  • STL Editor
    • Translate, Rotate, Scale
    • Cut by plane tool
    • Miniature base creation tool
    • Storage box creation tool (for board game and more)
    • Any operation can be undone / redone
    • Export in STL
  • Available in major OS

Roadmap

Done :

  • [Browser] multi-split tab pane : Available in September release
  • [Browser] navigation history (back / next / parent) : Available in September release

In-progress :

  • [Editor] miniature base generation tool
  • [Editor] storage box generation tool (for boardgame, ...)

Todo :

  • [Browser] show stl thumbnails as folder preview
  • [Editor] raft generation tool : for flat 3D printing as per described in Greg Kourakos perfect resin bases technique
  • [Editor] redesign the tool button panels

Technology

The software is developed using OpenJDK, Bonzai engine, LWJGL 3, json-simple, lzma, lzma-os, Git, Gradle, Launch4j, ProGuard and IntelliJ IDEA Community.