[OpenSCAD] Difference between modelling with Openscad and Freecad

A. Craig West acraigwest at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 10:59:56 EDT 2019


A render function that returns geometries would also be handy

On Thu, 3 Oct 2019, 10:53 Torsten Paul, <Torsten.Paul at gmx.de> wrote:

> On 03.10.19 15:08, shadowwynd wrote:
> >     name = "Fred";
> >     linear_extrude(2) text(name);
>
> Specifically this and also all the other imports are
> the most often asked candidates for querying geometry.
> The thing is those are the most easy ones that can live
> without as the data already exists and does not depend
> on calculated geometry.
>
> However to get the data out we need some more basic
> ground work to be done in the language that allows the
> data to be presented without ugly hacks that can never
> be fixed.
>
> I believe the changes to the parser that are currently
> in progress plus the "objects" proposal from Doug should
> allow import and text (and maybe others) to be used in
> a function context returning an object that has both
> the geometry as right now and also the additional raw
> data about the glyphs.
>
> While that is not a fully general solution, it should
> cover quite a number of use cases while still fitting
> into the OpenSCAD language without awkward and strange
> workarounds.
>
> If that all works out as I think remains to be seen
> and also depends on the time that can be dedicated to
> this.
>
> ciao,
>   Torsten.
>
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