Customizer now runs the new version of OpenSCAD 2015.03
Also, all the google fonts from http://www.google.com/fonts have been added to the servers and can be used in text() :)
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WOOT! now we can put comic sans on everything ;D
get it here: http://www.openscad.org/downloads.html
If you make any scripts that use features from the new version, add links to them in this post!
text()module for 2D text
offset()module for 2D offsets
surface()can now take PNG images as input
max()can now take a vector argument
scale()behavior when using negative factors
polyhedron()now takes a
faces=argument rather than
assign()is no longer needed. Local variables can be created in any scope
I can import an stl file, render it and export it.
Which, by itself, is completely useless.
As soon as i apply a difference operation to the imported stl, it refuses to render.
I can get an f5 preview but as soon as i try and get an f6 render, the stl vanishes and I get this message:
ERROR: CGAL error in CGAL_Nef_polyhedron3(): CGAL ERROR: assertion violation! Expr: pe_prev->is_border() || !internal::Plane_constructor::get_plane(pe_prev->facet(),pe_prev->facet()->plane()).is_degenerate() File: /opt/mxe/usr/i686-w64-mingw32.static/include/CGAL/Nef_3/polyhedron_3_to_nef_3.h Line: 251
I used to be able difference imported stls.
I usually run the latest development version of openscad.
Thought that might be it, but having downgraded to the 2015 current recommended version. I get exactly the same thing.,
The complexity of the imported stl doesn't seem to make any difference.
Anybody got any ideas ? It's really bloody annoying.
The idea of learning a wysiwig cad program fills me with dread, but this is bloody ridiculous.
I use thingiverse for some time but now I realized this app "Customizer". I could imagine that it would be really great to have things / designs which could be customized. So I tried to open a thing in Customizer, but it do not work. I get the message "Oh No! There was a problem communicating with Thingiverse. It is also possible that you are using Safari, if so click the Safari Fix button then reload this page."
I try Customizer on Windows 10 with Chrome.
I allready have googled around but only found some really old posts which seems to be solved long time ago. I also tried an other browser (InternetExplorer). What could I do to work with Customizer? Is there a general problem with Customizer at the moment?
Thank you for every hint / answer.
To generate 5 STL renderings for each of 60 customization options, I'm currently following this guide:
It works as advertised, which is great. However, in contrast to the OpenSCAD IDE, it doesn't utilize caching, which makes it much slower.
Is there a way to get the command-line OpenSCAD to utilitze geometry caching like the IDE does? That would be a great help! :-)
The thing I'm trying to render is my Improved Auto Coin Sorter:
basically what it says. Is it possible to take a numerical variable and convert it into a text variable. IE:
Is there a way to create text1 automatically from var1 & var2 ?
I'm guessing this is where the string theory comes in. Have yet to get my head around strings :-)
Answered it myself - why the manual has to complicate things by adding echo crap to the actual commands, I'll never understand.
Anyway this is what i ended up with and, by all the gods it works perfectly :-)
I've seen a number of different solutions for helixes around. Has anyone tried modeling a Solomonic column in OpenSCAD (example from Wikipedia attached). I'd like to use this kind of shape in something but I'm still a relative beginner with modeling and not quite sure where to start. Thanks in advance.