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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 ;)