[Fab] Fwd: Liberated Replicator (MakerBot Replicator in portable 3D formats)

poppy poppy at foostache.com
Mon Apr 23 18:48:11 PDT 2012


I looked at the mac build a while back, but haven't signed onto building 
it until I get a decent demo. I've been playing with Art of Illusion, 
Wings 3D / Kerkythea, and TopMod in the meantime.

Related - renderers and material setting portability, ugh!

+ poppy

On 2012-04-22 15:07, tedward wrote:
> I'm down!  Perhaps I can even make another attempt at archiving the 
> talk if Arlen is open to that.
>
> I have to confess I haven't made much progress if FreeCAD, though I've 
> gotten the impression from the video tutorials that OS X binary build 
> is sufficiently out-of-date as to not have all the critical UI 
> features.  Has anyone had any luck building from source on that platform?
>
> Ted.
>
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Michael Prados <mprados at gmail.com 
> <mailto:mprados at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>
>     The promised date approacheth!  I'm still into this, and available
>     Wednesday.  I've spoken with Arlen, and he is willing to introduce
>     Rhino, if that sounds good to the group.  If anyone can show us
>     around Blender a little, that might also be interesting ( any
>     volunteers? ). Finally, I like Miloh's idea of coming up with a
>     group project to try to do something useful with Freecad.
>
>     Are other folks into this?
>
>     -Mike
>
>     On Mar 29, 2012 6:11 PM, "miloh" <froggytoad at gmail.com
>     <mailto:froggytoad at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>
>
>         On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM, Michael Prados
>         <mprados at gmail.com <mailto:mprados at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>
>             Cool, Miloh!  Is your openscad material up somewhere we
>             can try it out?  I'll try to get some orb swarm 3d printer
>             / laser cutter materials together.
>
>         My OpenSCAD experiments are at github.com/miloh/scad_stl
>         <http://github.com/miloh/scad_stl>
>
>         There are more great examples of people using this project
>         throughout Thingiverse (stl's) and github (readable openscad's).
>
>             Thanks, every one, for putting up with my extemporaneous
>             presentation.  Talking about it helped to clarify my
>             ideas, and pointed out some areas where I want to do some
>             more research.
>
>
>         Thanks for coming in! Ted, did you capture a copy of the talk?
>
>         It's funny how swarm was good example of the projects you were
>         talking about. It gives me some ideas...  Anyone interested in
>         exploring the freeCAD and free CAD toolchain ecologies by
>         taking on a project?
>         I propose that we form a group to create an indoor Swarm fork
>         at Noisebridge!
>
>             Maybe let's meet on this topic again in about a month.  It
>             might be interesting to hear from someone designing
>             physical objects in Blender and Rhino (or similar tools
>             that grew up as "computer graphics software") who could
>             provide a counterpoint about their best features as design
>             tools.
>
>
>
>         How about doing this again on the last Wednesday of April, the
>         25th?
>         Until then, Replicator Wednesday will continue on with the
>         usual hands on sessions designing for and with 3d replicators.
>
>
>
>         -R. Miloh
>
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