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Which Software Package??? [message #57757] Fri, 30 November 2012 18:09 UTC Go to next message
avatar ben1787  is currently offline ben1787
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I am a smart fellow with programming and mathematical training but not in 3d modeling. I plan on becoming quite proficient in it though and using it to create objects to be printed. Based on that can you recommend a single software package? I don't want options. I'd like you to tell me what to use. Thanks all!!
Re: Which Software Package??? [message #57758 is a reply to message #57757 ] Fri, 30 November 2012 18:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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With your background and training, http://www.openscad.org/


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Re: Which Software Package??? [message #57798 is a reply to message #57757 ] Fri, 30 November 2012 22:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=thread&frm_id =87& is also worth a look Wink

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Re: Which Software Package??? [message #57845 is a reply to message #57798 ] Sun, 02 December 2012 00:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks denali. Stop4stuff, I think the link is wrong.
Re: Which Software Package??? [message #57847 is a reply to message #57845 ] Sun, 02 December 2012 01:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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erm... the link goes to the Shapeways Applications sub forum, how can it be wrong? If in doubt, just go to http://www.shapeways.com/forum/ and click on 3D Applications (towards the bott0m of the page that turns up)


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Re: Which Software Package??? [message #57882 is a reply to message #57758 ] Sun, 02 December 2012 20:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi marcus. Seems like there are a number of bugs on OS X. The lighting is screwed up and certain commands do not render properly. Any alternative suggestions?

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Ben
Re: Which Software Package??? [message #57896 is a reply to message #57882 ] Mon, 03 December 2012 08:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh, you're on Mac...I'm just guessing now, but you might try POV-Ray.

There's a list of supported apps here if that doesn't work for you.


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Re: Which Software Package??? [message #57897 is a reply to message #57896 ] Mon, 03 December 2012 08:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I use Rhino with python scripting. The Mac version of Rhino is in open beta, you can sign up for it at http://mac.rhino3d.com/

I gave a workshop on getting into Rhino/python (and a bit of Mathematica) aimed mostly at mathematicians:

Workshop notes for Mac
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Re: Which Software Package??? [message #58126 is a reply to message #57897 ] Thu, 06 December 2012 21:47 UTC Go to previous message
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I would second Rhino as well. Especially because of their trial before you buy. I'm mostly a programmer but I've found their interface to really work for me.


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