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README.md

SnapSCAD

Description

OpenSCAD is an awesome language for developing 3D models. If you're a programmer.

I've talked with many folks who love the idea of OpenSCAD, but beg off of using it because they "Don't know how to program."

MIT's Scratch has helped countless children learn to program using drag-and-drop snappable elements to produce real programs.

These seem like two great flavors that would be better together. So, here's SnapSCAD, a simple JavaScript app that allows you to build up OpenSCAD scripts via drag-and-drop snappable elements.

It's built on top of Waterbear, a JavaScript toolkit for making block syntax programming systems inspired by Scratch.

SnapSCAD (like Waterbear) is pre-alpha software, very raw, and in constant flux right now.

Installation

SnapSCAD is pure Javascript. Simply git clone the project and open index.html in your browser!

Usage

  1. Drag blocks together in the Script Blocks tab to form an OpenSCAD script.
  2. Copy and paste the generated script from the Script Text tab into OpenSCAD and render!

Demo

Live demo coming soon.

Contact Info

SnapSCAD is meant as a simple proof-of-concept, but if you are interested in improving it feel free to drop me an email at schmartissimo AT gmail DOT com.

Acknowledgements

Contributors

  • Marty McGuire
  • Dethe Elza

SnapSCAD License

Copyright 2011 Marty McGuire

SnapSCAD code licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Creative Commons License

Waterbear License

Copyright 2011 Dethe Elza

Waterbear code licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Creative Commons License
Waterbear Documentation by Dethe Elza is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.

TODOs

  • "Copy to Clipboard" functionality
  • Nicely format generated code
  • Vector-builder for arrays
  • Support variable definition, binding, and use (e.g. for loops are unusable)
  • Integrate with CloudSCAD or similar.
  • Watch for updates from upstream. :)
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