[Newbies] Minimalist 3D

Todd Blanchard tblanchard at mac.com
Tue Jun 17 00:30:35 UTC 2008

I'd probably just use Google's SketchUp for something like that.  It  
is free.

On Jun 16, 2008, at 4:39 PM, Ross Boylan wrote:

> Does squeak, or some addon, support a kind of minimalist CAD
> functionality?  I'm trying to keep track of/sort/weed my stuff, and I
> have lots of boxes in a storage room.  I've drawn a diagram on a piece
> of paper, but it's awkward because the boxes are stacked on shelves  
> and
> distributed in all 3 dimensions.
> So, I'd like to make a little graphical box (either by drawing or
> program) and position it in space.  Then I could associate some text
> with the contents.
> The only visually exotic part is that it would be nice to have a  
> picture
> of the box on the box too, e.g., from taking a photo and carving it  
> up.
> I could try a straight CAD/3D tool, but, aside from being overkill, I
> don't think it would let me work with data in the objects (like my  
> list
> of stuff).  So I'm hoping squeak has something.
> I notice there is an application called Plopp that might fit, and
> Croquet has some 3D stuff.  But croquet is also pretty heavyweight,  
> and
> it looks as if I'd need to program opengl to use the 3d.  The croquest
> pages refer you to 3rd party 3D modelers for making avatars.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks.
> Ross
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