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Re: [PATCH] Ortographic mode for 3D viewer and minor cleanup
On Thu, 7 Oct 2010, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
On 10/7/2010 12:54 PM, Alex G wrote:
I'm looking forward to making more contributions, and I'll be able to do
more as I tackle more parts of kicad and get familiar with the code.
What I'd like to see is OpenGL rendering in pcbnew, so that's what I'll
try to familiarize myself with next. The possibilities are endless.
I hope you consider pushing the OpenGL rendering down the stack so it can be
used by all the Kicad applications not just PCBNew. You may want to check with
Torsten Hueter as he was working on this. Check out his kicad-gal repo on
launchpad to see what he has done already. Thanks for taking the time to help out.
Second that. Please also take a look at gEDA gschem and pcb, there are
many clever trics for speeding up rendering. Peter Clifton did most of the
Cairo (gschem) and OpenGL (pcb) work a few years ago. Especially
gschem rendering is _very_ nice with well tuned anti aliasing, font
hinting and line grid fitting. Mailing lists contain quite a lot of info
if you have the time for digging. I chose KiCad for work flow and feature
reasons, but graphics look and feel has always made me envy gEDA ;)