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Re: Realistic 3D Rendering


   Don't listen Lorenzo too much, the result is awesome, really awesome! :)

   I use 3D view in altium *a lot* , because it helps you discover many
details you will miss in the 2D (or simpler 3D) views.

   I also use those kind of 3D renders for mechanical integration, and
client acknowledgement of the design.

2012/7/30 Lorenzo Marcantonio <l.marcantonio@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 09:22:29PM +0300, Bogdan-Florin Florea wrote:
> > - I need to produce a black and white image from each layer and I can't
> > find an easy way to do it using the python bindings. Right now, I'm using
> > "gerbv" to produce the images from the gerber files (being able to plot
> the
> > gerber files from the script would also be great), but it only works on
> > Linux, since the Windows version of gerbv doesn't seem to accept command
> > line parameters.
> That's strange, it should accept them...
> > - I need to include some extra information for each instance of the
> module,
> > in order to be able to specify the realistic 3D model (for example, a
> 0805
> > capacitor has a different model than a 0805 resistor). Where should this
> > extra information be stored ?
> Maybe in the... model information?:D there is already space for the vrml
> model, you could establish a mapping from that. As an aside, I simply use
> different patterns for an R0805 and a C0805 (just *don't ask*, the flying
> probe machine requires them that way...)
> Also you could 'abuse' of the keyword line for other informations (you can
> fit *simple* name:value pair in it with some ingenuity).
> There is a not widely know fact in pcbnew: modules are not simply
> instances of library patterns, they are *fully copied* on insert (and
> retain only the library name for updating them). So, once you place a
> module even the library properties become module properties.
> /me doesn't get the need for that kind of eyecandy anyway:P a bounding box
> model for mechanical integration is all that's needed in 90% of the
> applications...
> --
> Lorenzo Marcantonio
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