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Autocad

General information regarding development of exporters and plugins
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remilo
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Autocad

Post by remilo »

Can anybody help me how can I used my autocad 3d drawings to be rendered in Kerkythea? Is it possible? Is dwg. file extension compatible with Kerkythea?
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Re: Autocad

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import your .dwg into a program that can export to .xml for Kerkythea (SketchUp or Blender), then export with that plugin and render in Kerkythea.
remilo
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Re: Autocad

Post by remilo »

Thanks a lot. Im sorry for my ignorance but what is plug-ins you mentioned. I'm new to Kerkythea and Im just beginning to learn Sketchup although I am already using Autocad more than 10 years already.
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Re: Autocad

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A plugin is something like a script in AutoCad. You can write a lisp routine for CAD to create something or perform an action for you. This is the same for Blender or SketchUp.
The "lisp routines" are also known as "plugins".
For SketchUp, these are written in a script language called "ruby".
So you install the ruby script into your SketchUp, and run the exporter plugin and it will export the model into Kerkythea format.
Please find the tutorials:
Beginners Starting Guide
Kerkythea 2008 tutorials Master Listing
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