OpenSCAD is an open source programming language and IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for parametric 3D design. It is used to create precise, customizable and easily modifiable designs ready for 3D printing. It has a growing developer community and is the tool used to create designs compatible with the MakerBot Customizer app: http://www.thingiverse.com/apps/customizer
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Building customizable shape that can be used in TinkerCad or other simple software.
I need a simple shape generator that can create a series of points on its up-facing surface. I imagine using this as a simple "tree support" generator for Slicing software that can not make "tree supports."
For example I could put a circular disk down on the workplan and the pull the shape up to make it taller. As I pull it up, spikes/points would be created.
Long time user of OpenSCAD here, which - as someone with a coder background - is my favorite tool for creating quick CAD-like objects.
However, I am also a very long time Blender user, which IMO is unparalleled in the FOSS world for many things, but specifically for 3D navigation and interacting with 3D geometry in general.
So, I’ve had an itch I wanted to scratch for a very long time: the power and quickness of OpenSCAD for modeling, married with the power and depth of Blender for 3D navigation (and many other things).
I’ve started experimenting with the idea, and while there is still a lot to do and a lot to figure out and optimize in terms of workflow, I have built something that has reached usability level.
If you guys want to take a look, here’s what that looks like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZq8ZlmqHJo (watch in 2160p if you can)
There are a lot more that needs to be done to make it as (or even more) usable as the native OpenSCAD GUI, but I plan to get there in the coming month.
Would love feedback / ideas.
Ive imported an STL file into my scad design which is resized and rotated.
Preview works fine with no warnings but then I get this error message on compile.
ERROR: CGAL error in CGAL_Nef_polyhedron3(): CGAL ERROR: assertion violation! Expr: e_below != SHalfedge_handle() File: /mxe/usr/x86_64-w64-mingw32.static.posix/include/CGAL/Nef_3/SNC_FM_decorator.h Line: 426
Can anyone help get round this?