Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

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Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

Postby jruiz » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:25 pm

Once a FreeCAD model is finished, one of the things the author want to do, I guess, is showing it in the detail he/she wishes to the target people .
Wouldn't it be useful for this purpose that FreeCAD have the option (a Workbench o a macro) of "entering into a presentation mode" in which the user could select which objects of the model and in which sequence they would appear/disappear from the 3D view?
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Re: Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

Postby drmacro » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:40 pm

Maybe:


"The Raytracing Workbench is used to generate photorealistic images of your models ..."
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Re: Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

Postby Jee-Bee » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:51 pm

when I'm at work. we set just the background on white and make printscreens... 99% of the time that's good enough
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Re: Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

Postby jruiz » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:14 pm

Jee-Bee wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:51 pm
when I'm at work. we set just the background on white and make printscreens... 99% of the time that's good enough
I am thinking on a "3D" presentation.
So the point of view could vary, and the sequence could be recorded in a, say, mp4 or gif file.
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Re: Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

Postby jruiz » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:22 pm

drmacro wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Maybe:


"The Raytracing Workbench is used to generate photorealistic images of your models ..."
Well, I was thinking in showing the details of the project in a wished sequence...
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Re: Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

Postby Jee-Bee » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:27 pm

I think the use case (in number of users) is not much. So if you like it and you want to put your time in it you have to do it because you like it ...
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Re: Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

Postby Kunda1 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:32 pm

sort of how LibreOffice Impress or MS PowerPoint have a 'Show in presentation' mode ?
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Re: Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

Postby jmaustpc » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:23 pm

as far as "full screen" mode goes, right click in the 3d view...Document window...full screen

or just press F11 key on your key board
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Re: Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

Postby jruiz » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:13 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:32 pm
sort of how LibreOffice Impress or MS PowerPoint have a 'Show in presentation' mode ?
Well, the full screen mode could be very useful, but I I was not thinking about it.
Gonna try to explain my request:

Suppose a project containing Parts, Bodies, Sketches, etc.
What I think that could be a good feature for FreeCAD is that:
  1. One could select a set of these objects, and sorting a sequence we decide in order for this objects to be shown and/or hidden as we wish.
  2. Then after entering into presentation mode, with just (for example) a mouse click, the objects would be shown and/or hidden in the sequence configured in item 1.
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Re: Feature Request: FreeCAD for making presentations.

Postby mfro » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:47 pm

jruiz wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:13 pm
...
What I think that could be a good feature for FreeCAD is that:
  1. One could select a set of these objects, and sorting a sequence we decide in order for this objects to be shown and/or hidden as we wish.
  2. Then after entering into presentation mode, with just (for example) a mouse click, the objects would be shown and/or hidden in the sequence configured in item 1.
It should be possible to write such a playbook as macro with even minimal Python knowledge.
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