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3D geometric shape generator..

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Okay so this is a concept i've had in my head for a while now and im pretty sure its unoriginal enough that someone has already done it, but i cant find anything of the sort anywhere! 

Ideally i would want a 3d shape/wireframe generator where you can edit the number of points and the depth of stuff and other such details. Then be able to export it as a high quality PNG which can then be thrown into PDN or wherever. I have seen things come tantalisingly close to this in some Chrome Experiments but still nothing to what im looking for. Just thought id share my plight here incase any of you know the magical answer to this want :)

And before any witty soul mentions it, i would love to make this myself, but being at the young age of 17, the time and effort for that is something that is too far to reach from my bed :P

UPDATE

And AS IF BY MAGIC, i have just come across this chunk of beauty which i think does almost exactly what im asking for, all i need to do is figure the code involved to pop in some more complex shapes 

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Doing it in HTML/js and creating a Paint.NET plugin are very different fish.

 

I started fiddling around with a little C# raytracer a while back.  I wanted to see if I could make it into a plugin.

 

It works, to a point, with spheres and triangular planes.  In the end I quit because of the complexity.

 

Send me a PM if you want to have a look

 

yhsjjie-153.png

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The forum should ask you to finish this. At least if they were familiar raytracing they should. You could probably get a few bucks per plug from many of them for your efforts. Not claiming it would be easy.

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I've had a little interest in the idea.  It needs a better mind than mine to port it to Paint.NET.  Thankfully we have clever people on this forum!

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And if finished could be plugin of the year 2 years running ;)

 

But I'm just being selfish thinking about the perfume bottle I'm  (trying) to make :lol:

 

edit ... okay 3 years running  :P

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Plugin of the decade, a Nobel prize and some gift tokens for a sanatorium! :lol:

A 'simple' wireframe cube in perspective would turn my brain inside out. The thought of complex polyhedra and ray tracing is giving me a nervous twitch!

Best of luck!

Regarding the initial question, I wonder if Inkscape may be a 'cheat' soloution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Icosahedron.svg

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BTW: Paper Kaleidocycle plugin contains a renderer to visualize 3D objects (here kaleidocycles).

There is a general Paper Model plugin under development using the renderer.

But all depends on OptionBased.

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I wasn't looking specifically for a PDN plugin, more of a "web resource i could screenshot" sort of thing. Im going to have a more in depth dig about inkscape, and see if i could find a kind of compromise with that (I wont ever leave PDN though! (In fact i already have Photoshop but i much prefer PDN))

I am definatly going to figure out the Paper Kaleidocycle plugin Midora, just installed it now! Looks very promising!

Thanks for all the help guys/gals!!!

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