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...


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.


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