Hey there guys,
I'm Marcus, 24 and currently studying Computer Science masters at TU Berlin. I started using FreeCAD about 2 months ago for a light installation project of mine. When I saw that FreeCAD is participating in GSoC I thought this is a good match. I was a bit unsure because the schedule collided with my semester, but due to Corona I think my semester won’t likely happen anyways. So here I am.
I tried compiling on MacOS which didn’t work, but I succeeded on Ubuntu 16.04 \o/ I found some proposals I really like here
. Are all of those proposals still current? What about the projects listed on Github
What I considered:
- Enabling easy publishing of a parameterised Model to the Web (Select parameters that should be tweakable in FreeCAD and then publish through a render library for the web that exposes those tweakable parameters. Heavily inspired by this incredibly cool cover generator that is using OpenSCAD. My proposal would be to eliminate the server side code generating the 3D models with different parameters and do this client side.)
I could implement one of these ideas as a stepping stone for the idea above first:
- default spreadsheet with all the parameters added in the GUI
- And my kinda moonshot idea: creating a tool for light design, so you could add light elements into your model and preview light sources, shades, animations
So any feedback from you in terms of what is realistic and fits with FreeCADs goals? I am also open for other suggestions. My favourite would be a combination of 1, 1a and 1b.