3D Vector Type Line-Drawing Program

Ron Adam rrr at ronadam.com
Fri Oct 13 00:26:45 CEST 2006


Scott David Daniels wrote:
> Ron Adam wrote:
>> Scott David Daniels wrote:
>>> James Stroud wrote:
>>>>> I'm looking for a program to do line-drawings in 3d, with output to 
>>>>> postscript or svg or pdf, etc. I would like to describe a scene 
>>>>> with certain 1-3d elements oriented in 3d space with dashed or 
>>>>> colored lines and filled or transparent surfaces (or maybe 
>>>>> semitransparent).
>>>
>>>
>>> Take a look at VPython -- easy to start, 3-D display (wall-eye /
>>> cross-eye) easy to run on.
>>
>> I really like VPython because of how easy it is to use once you are 
>> familiar with it.
>>
>> Is there a way to have the display show a wire frame image instead of 
>> shaded shapes?
> You can draw the edges as lines.

Is there a setting for this?, or are you suggesting reading the coordinates and 
creating curve objects for the edges?


>> Is there an easy way to convert a display to something that can be 
>> printed?
> 
> You can generate POV-ray source.  This is not a system for creating
> beautiful pictures, but rather a great 3-D sketch pad.

Doing a little googling found this...

    http://cgkit.sourceforge.net/index.html


Still most of the items listed here are geared more towards 3d animation or for 
generating displays and are not ideal for generating high quality printed pages.

_Ron



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