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Offline IanJTopic starter

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3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« on: December 17, 2011, 10:25:25 pm »
Hi all,

I've been playing with Eagle PCB V6 since it's recent release and have to say the fix they've made to copy n paste has me interested once again.

However, I'm also playing with EagleUP / Google Sketchup and the 3D Visualization integration. Last I played with 3D was with Eagle3D/Povray.................but hmmmm, this new method is not working as i'd hoped.

Here's my board.......but as you'll see I only get the board and NO components........hmmmm?.......so just interested if anyone else has tried this.



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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 12:04:17 am »
Have you ticked the 'no components' box?

You most likely have an issue with the directories.

EagleUP will look in the /models directory for .skp model files named after the footprints used in your PCB.
 

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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 10:35:09 am »
Hi,

Settings are all fine......but what I did find is that I had virtually no .skp files, so I downloaded a whole load and installed them. Now when I render the board I get at least something.

So I guess I'm needing a lot more .skp files.

Ian.


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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 10:49:28 am »
That, and you might need to rename some to match the name of the particular footprint. Simarly to eagle and povray.
 

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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 10:59:57 am »
Gotcha......

PS. I also tried Povray, been a couple years since I played with it.......and I remember having to create components there.

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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 10:23:27 am »
I have been using Eagle 3D + Povray ever since it first came out and find it works really well, provided that you setup the 3Duser.dat file to get Povray to relate the Eagle part to the Povray images. I wish I could master the creation of the parts for those that are not in the 3D image library. There is very little in the way of tutorials for this.
 

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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 11:20:00 am »
Noticed the other day that Altiums 3D view can actually go inside the PCB.

Looks quite cool flying around inside, especially on multilayer boards.

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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012, 07:34:15 pm »
Some thing, like the 3d, in Altium are great, but for a homeuser it is much to complicated.


Povray is nice for Eagle.
 

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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 11:29:23 pm »
Altium is really simple to use, 2d or 3d.
 

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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2012, 02:21:21 am »
Altium is really simple to use, 2d or 3d.

Along with a rather complicated $5000 USD price tag...
 

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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 08:34:03 am »
Altium is really simple to use, 2d or 3d.

Along with a rather complicated $5000 USD price tag...

good to know thanks.
 

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Re: 3D via EagleUP / Google Sketchup
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 05:44:31 pm »
good to know thanks.

It is hard to tell when something is sarcasm on a web forum, but to be clear, I was offering information that went along with your post. For a hobbyist, it wouldn't matter if the software designed the board for you, if you need to mortgage your house to buy it. This is really a professional level piece of software.
 


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