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 Topic: Quaternion Julia set / SVX voxel file format example
Re: Quaternion Julia set / SVX voxel file format example [message #115084 is a reply to message #115025 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 00:44 UTC
avatar flypig  is currently offline flypig
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Thanks for providing the nice example. I hope you don't mind, but I used the resulting model as one of the examples on the svx2vdb page?: http://www.flypig.co.uk/?to=svx2vdb

It creates a really nice example, so I hope it's okay, but let me know otherwise and I'll remove it.


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Re: Quaternion Julia set / SVX voxel file format example [message #115085 is a reply to message #115084 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 01:03 UTC
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It's perfectly fine. The source is in the public domain; you're free to do with it as you like. :)
Re: Quaternion Julia set / SVX voxel file format example [message #115086 is a reply to message #115085 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 01:05 UTC
avatar flypig  is currently offline flypig
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Great, thank you! It'll be a permanent fixture then :) Thanks again for the nice example.


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Re: Quaternion Julia set / SVX voxel file format example [message #115087 is a reply to message #115086 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 01:12 UTC
avatar shawn_halayka  is currently offline shawn_halayka
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No problem. Thanks for helping me to fix those bugs so that it compiles using gcc. Time to install Ubuntu (or at least Cygwin). :)

[Updated on: Tue, 05 May 2015 02:18 UTC]

 Topic: Bounding Box issue with Stainless Steel.
Re: Bounding Box issue with Stainless Steel. [message #115082 is a reply to message #115081 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 00:02 UTC
avatar RavenEye  is currently offline RavenEye
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Doesn't work. :/


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Re: Bounding Box issue with Stainless Steel. [message #115095 is a reply to message #115082 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 11:12 UTC
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Perhaps I misunderstood your issue.

Here is an example. Attached are two simple pieces of geometry, identical except that one is rotated by 45 degrees. Upon upload, the 'box' is marked as having bounding box issues in the steel material, while the 'rotated_box' does not.

Reasonably sure, since I just tried it, that this demonstrates the issue I was referring to.

  • Attachment: box.stl
    (Size: 0.67KB, Downloaded 1 time(s))

  • Attachment: rotated_box.stl
    (Size: 0.67KB, Downloaded 2 time(s))

Re: Bounding Box issue with Stainless Steel. [message #115103 is a reply to message #115095 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 14:43 UTC
avatar RavenEye  is currently offline RavenEye
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I put in a 45 degree angle. The mesh seems to have holes and then doesn't even show up in the bounding box!


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 Topic: What Program Should I Learn for 3D Printing?
What Program Should I Learn for 3D Printing? [message #115088] Tue, 05 May 2015 03:08 UTC
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I just started a CAx education blog and created this map to help people navigate the field of design software. I would love some feedback, what do you think?
http://caxdesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/CAx-map.png
Re: What Program Should I Learn for 3D Printing? [message #115093 is a reply to message #115088 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 09:13 UTC
avatar Daphne  is currently offline Daphne
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Wow, I have never seen such an extensive overview. Great job!

I do have some comments:
I would put Meshmixer and sculptris on the same level. I don't have much experience, but I think Meshmixer has more options than sculptris.
The arrows are a bit confusing, because it implies some connection between the software. I wouldn't call SolidWorks organic modelling.
Maybe you can find another way of labelling the uses? For example horizontal bars which can contain multiple programs instead of arrows.

Re: What Program Should I Learn for 3D Printing? [message #115094 is a reply to message #115093 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 09:47 UTC
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Agree that the arrows are confusing - or are they actually supposed to imply that users "graduate" from one level to the next by moving along the arrow (shelling out $$$ left and right) and everybody ends up using either NX or Catia shortly before reaching Nirvana ?
I believe this should be a table, which would also make it much simpler to offer suggestions for programs not in your overview - offhand I miss "povray" from the Rendering section, also openscad is available on Linux.
Re: What Program Should I Learn for 3D Printing? [message #115098 is a reply to message #115088 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 12:50 UTC
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I brushed through and didn't see much freeware (guess I should have read the key :-) ), like blender which can do pretty much everything.

Also for photoediting, I use paint.net which with plug ins I'd put just under the photoshop I last used which was like 10 years ago. I've glanced at more recent versions of photoshop, and prefer paint.net to them.

[Updated on: Tue, 05 May 2015 12:51 UTC]


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Re: What Program Should I Learn for 3D Printing? [message #115104 is a reply to message #115093 ] Tue, 05 May 2015 17:11 UTC
avatar Dzwick  is currently offline Dzwick
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Thank you! I see what you mean. I'll try and add something to make it clearer in version 2.0

The arrows are trying to demonstrate increasing levels of complexity as one moves from beginner to advanced software. They also mean to show how some software can be using for one workflow (rendering), while more advanced software integrates multiple workflows (rendering, sculpting, organic modeling,etc..)The idea is to help people find what software works for them, which doesn't mean someone should end up using NX or Catia. My mainstay is Rhino and I love it.

Thanks for the suggestions on Povray, Paint.net and for catching my mistake on OpenSCAD. I'll add those in when I can.

I've seen a couple of tables that try and explain software to beginners and I when I look at it, it feel like a big data dump. Too much overload, no way to process the information. I wanted to graph it so people could understand how software relates to each other. Also, to covey various starting points and places to go from there.

Thanks again, I appreciate the feedback.

[Updated on: Tue, 05 May 2015 17:25 UTC]

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