3D Vector Type Line-Drawing Program

Fabian Braennstroem f.braennstroem at gmx.de
Fri Oct 13 11:08:31 CEST 2006


I am not sure, if that is, what your looking for, but
with 'salome' you able to produce 3D drawings with an GUI or
using a python script. Take a look at:


* Scott David Daniels <scott.daniels at acm.org> wrote:
> Ron Adam wrote:
>> Scott David Daniels wrote:
>>> Ron Adam wrote:
>>>> ... 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?
> Nope, you'd have to make a poly line which was the wire frame, but it
> would then rotate and such with the rest of the model.  Essentially
> you would, for each primitive, have a wire-frame and a volumetric
> version, and keep one of the two visible (with the other invisible)
> at all times.
>>>> 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.
> Now POV-ray _will_ create beautiful pictures, but the texturing,
> shading, and lighting control that POV-ray gives you exceeds that
> of VPython.  You could use VPython to get you model built and view-
> point placed, and the tweak the POV-ray code to get pretty output.
> --Scott David Daniels
> scott.daniels at acm.org
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