Series of STLs

Hello, I’m new to Blender and the forum but was astounded by the capabilities of Blender. I’ve generated a series of stl files using matlab (time evolution) and am trying to visualize them with Blender. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

Blender 2.6 comes with an STL importer enabled by default (File/Import/STL). That should get you started.

right so i figured that much and i can get them in blender one at the time but i can’t figure out how to make an animation out of them fade in and out. There is also the fact that they are too big to load all in ram at the same time… (about 60GB)