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17 Sep 2021 03:45:22 EDT (-0400)
  Re: free CAD software supporting POV-Ray  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 9 Aug 2015 03:12:32
Message: <55c6fd60$1@news.povray.org>
On 6/3/2015 6:56 AM, clipka wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> looks like there's a free 3D CAD package out there that can generate
> POV-Ray files, yet hasn't gotten any attention in these newsgroups yet
> whatsoever.
>
> The software is aptly named "FreeCAD". It has been under development
> since 2001 based on the Open Cascade CAD kernel, and is currently
> available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS.
>
> See http://www.freecadweb.org/ for details.


Couple of questions that you might not be able to answer.

1. What 3D format does it use natively? What can it import and export?
2. Can I recreate this script using it?

http://lib.povray.org/searchcollection/index2.php?objectName=LegoRoad&version=2.5.5&contributorTag=SharkD

3. How does it handle materials/textures? Can they be generated 
programmatically as well or are only bitmap textures supported?


Mike


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