Bert Freudenberg bert at
Fri Jan 12 11:18:41 UTC 2007

An alternative is still Balloon3D, which you can install from  
Squeakmap. It's a graphics engine with software rendering, OpenGL and  
DirectX support. I just tried on my Mac, and it worked fine,  
including HW acceleration. Unfortunately, it seems nobody is actively  
developing it at the moment. IMHO it could still be evolved into a  
very nice cross-platform 3D graphics solution for Squeak, but it  
would take some dedication ...

- Bert -

On Jan 12, 2007, at 6:44 , Joshua Gargus wrote:

> It's only in Croquet.  Part of the issue is that the OpenGL package  
> assumes that the compiler has been hacked to support positional  
> arguments, so that you can write code like...
> 	ogl
> 		glBegin(GLLineStrip);
> 		glColor3f(1.0, 0.25, 1.0);
> 		glVertex3f(1.0, 2.0, 10.0);
> 		"..."
> 		glEnd.
> ... which looks very familiar to a C programmer, which most  
> graphics programmers are.  It will look even better if we can  
> completely get rid of underscore assignments so that "GLLineStrip"  
> can become "GL_LINE_STRIP".
> Why not just use the Croquet image (if not Croquet itself)?  It's  
> hardly distinguishable from a 3.8 image.
> Josh
> On Jan 11, 2007, at 9:34 PM, Brent Fulgham wrote:
>> I just started playing with Squeak using the 3.9 image from the  
>> website.
>> Is the only work being done in graphics/3D these days for Squeak  
>> that of the Croquet project?  I can't seem to get ahold of the  
>> OpenGL FFI stuff through the SqueakMap or other mechanisms  
>> (although I admit to being too much of a neophyte to be sure I'm  
>> searching everywhere I should).
>> Thanks,
>> -Brent

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