[OpenSCAD] User Poll: What do you want to see from OpenSCAD development?

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Tue Nov 12 06:30:14 EST 2019


There is already a PR for extruding arbitrary 2D objects along a path,
without needing to get at the coordinates. You can also do 3D inset with
Minkowski, the only problem being it is very slow in CGAL.

On Tue, 12 Nov 2019 at 10:15, David Eccles (gringer) <
bioinformatics at gringene.org> wrote:

> #3 [Addition of new features]
>
> I'd like to see a function that returns the points that would be encoded in
> a rendered version of its children. For 2D objects, this would return a
> [2Dpoints, paths] result; for 3D objects a [3Dpoints, faces] result, as
> used
> in the polygon & polyhedron functions respectively.
>
> Assuming this function were called "points", then
> "polygon(points(2Dconstruction))" should produce an identical result to
> "render(2Dconstruction)", and likewise "polyhedron(points(3Dconstruction))"
> should produce an identical result to render(3Dconstruction).
>
> Such a function would substantially simplify the code required for
> extruding
> an arbitrarily complex 2D object along a path, implementing a 3D offset /
> inset, and probably a lot of other things.
>
>
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