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Re: [PATCH] Implementing X3D model support to 3d-viewer


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 07:40:42PM +0100, jp charras wrote:
> Some tools can export vrml files, but they are usually not readable
> by Pcbnew becuse the vrml parser is very poor.
> A better parser could allow import for other 3D modelers.

A better parser would be a major PITA, since it requires, well, parsing
the whole VRML standard XD

What about using openvrml (as an optional dependency, since it's

Or maybe support some other very common format like 3ds (lib3ds, for
example). Both library are lgpl so I see no issue for their usage with
kicad. The whole source distro is 433KB so it shouldn't be too difficult
to use (in fact 3DS uses the same mesh model used by kicad IIRC)

Lorenzo Marcantonio
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