What tools do we use?

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Software

and people you can ask

Programming/Scripting languages

  • Python (Henry, Saul, Kate, MVJ)
  • scipy/matplotlib (MVJ)
  • Javascript (MVJ, Amber)
  • three.js (Amber)
  • d3.js (MVJ)
  • shape.js
  • Processing (Craig)
  • PHP in CLI mode (Arnaud) (not the best option but I have used it happily for a while).

Computer algebra systems

  • Sage (Kate)
  • Mathematica (Bruce, Laura, Clay, Ivan)
  • Maple
  • wxMaxima

3D solid design

  • OpenSCAD (Laura, Rebecca)
  • Rhino (Henry, Edmund, Dave, Ken)
  • Grasshopper (Dave, Ken)
  • Tinkercad
  • Netfabb
  • Blender (MVJ, Drew)
  • BlocksCAD

3D image design

  • TopMod
  • Meshlab
  • Cura
  • Sketchup
  • POV-ray
  • Zbrush
  • Meshmixer (Dave, Laura)
  • Cinema4D (Eliz, Amber)
  • Renderman
  • Luxrender

2D image design

  • Inkscape (Tutorials, RTFM)
  • Illustrator

Hardware

  • Ultimaker (3D Printer) - Ivan
  • Dekstop 3D (Laura, Eliz, Rebecca)
  • Shapeways 3D (Henry, Laura, Dave, Dick)
  • Laser cutting (Dick, MVJ, Edmund)
  • Milling (Edmund)
  • Fabric Knitting machines, Sewing, Looms (Rebecca)
  • VR (Andrea)
  • Blade Cutters (Claire, Donald)