The last month was a bit busy. Created a new (In my opinion a pretty awesome
) feature for the Lithophane workbench. And also created the first real thing with it. A lamp as a present for my nephew.
I will upload some pictures of it to the Users Showcase forum
But now to the new feature.
I call it "Boolean Mesh".
It is a FeaturePython Object that is based on a Lithophane Image and creates the geometry like before and stores it in a Mesh linked to it.
But in addition to that, you can add Boolean Features to this Object. A Boolean Feature is either based on a Mesh or a Shape and adds or subtracts geometry from the base mesh.
So you can create stuff with the Part or PartDesign workbench and extend your Lithophanes with it.
It works a bit like the PartDesign Body. You add a list of additive or subtractive Features and get a final geometry from it.
For the Boolean Features to work, one has to either install OpenSCAD or Blender and configure it in FreeCAD. It is described here in detail https://github.com/furti/FreeCAD-Lithop ... olean-mesh
I would recommend to use Blender because it is a lot (and I really mean a lot) faster than OpenSCAD when it comes to Boolean Operations.
Tried it with a mesh with 341000 faces. I killed FreeCAD after 5 Minutes of waiting for OpenSCAD to finish. With Blender it was done in About 15 Seconds or so
You can see the feature in action in the video I uploaded here: https://furti.github.io/FreeCAD-Lithoph ... n_showcase
Hope you can make some gread use of this feature.
As always the full release notes can be found here https://github.com/furti/FreeCAD-Lithop ... es/tag/0.5