Get a list of all available loaders


loaders – Extensions of available loaders i.e. ‘stl’, ‘ply’, ‘dxf’, etc.

Return type:

list, file_type=None, resolver=None, force=None, **kwargs)#

Load a mesh or vectorized path into objects like Trimesh, Path2D, Path3D, Scene

  • file_obj (str, or file- like object) – The source of the data to be loadeded

  • file_type (str) – What kind of file type do we have (eg: ‘stl’)

  • resolver (trimesh.visual.Resolver) – Object to load referenced assets like materials and textures

  • force (None or str) – For ‘mesh’: try to coerce scenes into a single mesh For ‘scene’: try to coerce everything into a scene

  • kwargs (dict) – Passed to geometry __init__


geometry – Loaded geometry as trimesh classes

Return type:

Trimesh, Path2D, Path3D, Scene, file_type=None, resolver=None, mixed=False, **kwargs)#

Given a compressed archive load all the geometry that we can from it.

  • file_obj (open file-like object) – Containing compressed data

  • file_type (str) – Type of the archive file

  • mixed (bool) – If False, for archives containing both 2D and 3D data will only load the 3D data into the Scene.


scene – Geometry loaded in to a Scene object

Return type:

trimesh.Scene*args, **kwargs)#

Load geometry from a properly formatted dict or kwargs, file_type=None, resolver=None, **kwargs)#

Load a mesh file into a Trimesh object

  • file_obj (str or file object) – File name or file with mesh data

  • file_type (str or None) – Which file type, e.g. ‘stl’

  • kwargs (dict) – Passed to Trimesh constructor


mesh – Loaded geometry data

Return type:

trimesh.Trimesh or trimesh.Scene, **kwargs)#

Load a mesh at a remote URL into a local trimesh object.

This must be called explicitly rather than automatically from trimesh.load to ensure users don’t accidentally make network requests.

  • url (string) – URL containing mesh file

  • **kwargs (passed to load) –


loaded – Loaded result

Return type:

Trimesh, Path, Scene

Get a list of mesh formats available to load.


loaders – Extensions of available mesh loaders, i.e. ‘stl’, ‘ply’, etc.

Return type:

list, file_type, resolver=None, **kwargs)#

Given a file_obj and a file_type try to magically convert arguments to a file-like object and a lowercase string of file type.

  • file_obj (str) –

    if string represents a file path, returns:

    file_obj: an ‘rb’ opened file object of the path file_type: the extension from the file path

    if string is NOT a path, but has JSON-like special characters:

    file_obj: the same string passed as file_obj file_type: set to ‘json’

    if string is a valid-looking URL

    file_obj: an open ‘rb’ file object with retrieved data file_type: from the extension

    if string is none of those:

    raise ValueError as we can’t do anything with input

    if file like object:

    ValueError will be raised if file_type is None file_obj: same as input file_type: same as input

    if other object: like a shapely.geometry.Polygon, etc:

    file_obj: same as input file_type: if None initially, set to the class name

    (in lower case), otherwise passed through

  • file_type (str) – type of file and handled according to above


  • file_obj (file-like object) – Contains data

  • file_type (str) – Lower case of the type of file (eg ‘stl’, ‘dae’, etc)

  • metadata (dict) – Any metadata gathered

  • opened (bool) – Did we open the file or not

  • resolver (trimesh.visual.Resolver) – Resolver to load other assets