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Picture if you will, a record player turntable on top of which are hills and valleys sculpted from clay. The viewer would want to rotate table and also incline or decline his view. What the turntable surface would represent are X and Y locations of a sheet laser shown through falling mist, this while the hill and valley heights represent the light extinction values resulting from spray cone mist falling perpendicularly through that plane.
I can use Perl to extract said values for X, Y and Z from the output file of an instrument called an En Urga SetSCAN 600. My question, therefore, is whether I can create such a view with Processing 3.
My alternate thought was to translate the XYZ data into the 3D CAD format STEP. I'm sure that would work, but might not be pretty. A friend recommended looking into either D3.js or Processing 3.