Part of a potential replacement for thingiverse, in light of the impending exodus.
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- Very interesting. My main concern with a "thingiverse replacements" is finding stuff, thingiverse acts as a central repository for finding "things to print". If everyone sets up their own github page, how will I find things?
Did it generate the 3D pictures on the fly? Or did you do that 'offline'?Sep 20, 2012
- Yeah, I mention in the post that the browse and search aspect is missing, and this is obviously the key feature to Thingiverse. A simple tracking site/app would be easy to throw together, the problem is getting people to use it.
The 3D Pictures on the left are screenshots saved as png's in the master branch of the project. The STL renderings on the right are generated on the fly using 's Thingiview library.Sep 20, 2012
- I have a python script that converts an STL file into an povray rendering, which looks a lot nicer then the renders from OpenSCAD. As it uses AA and shadows. It still needs to be done "offline", and it could use some more rendering tweaks. Interested?
Thingiview is nice, when it works. I get a blank window on Ubuntu Linux with Firefox 15.0.1Sep 21, 2012
- Yeah, I'd be interested in seeing that. I've never used povray though. I was trying to find a suitable way of automatically generating the thumbnails but came up empty in my limited search. re: Thingiview - i'll have a test on a linux box - probably webgl not playing nice. Arguably with suitably generated thumbnails the thingiview part isn't as important.Sep 21, 2012
- https://github.com/daid/TITAN/tree/master/scripts you need to have povray installed, as the script calls the commandline version of it. "python stl2pov.py [filename.stl]" will generate a PNG and a preview, the preview can be disabled in the script.I just added the script to my TITAN repository:
It's still a bit experimenting with pov-ray settings. Like getting the blurred reflection to work. But I think it looks quite nice:
Maybe the camera positioning and light positioning could use some more work, but the current implementation seems to work for the stl files I used to test.
(some parts of the python code come from my Cura tool, and should be considered GPLv3, I did not add that license yet, because I'm quick and dirty hacking right now)Sep 21, 2012
- Looks good - and works on my setup. Thanks!Sep 21, 2012
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