[OpenSCAD] cylinder face orientation has changed?

Kliment Yanev kliment.yanev at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 09:05:44 CEST 2011


Yes, I am pretty certain this was not intentional. Can anyone (with a 
fast-compiling machine) use git bisect to figure out what change caused it?

Kliment

On 06/04/2011 05:19 AM, M.Rule wrote:
> I also rely on this functionality for scripts that create hexagons. This
> change effectively breaks 90% of my scripts. I don't plan on upgrading,
> but scripts released on Thingiverse will start to fail for other users
> with the newer version.
>
> I think changing it back is best for compatibility, all else being equal.
>
> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 6:39 PM, Whosawhatsis <whosawhatsis at gmail.com
> <mailto:whosawhatsis at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     I hadn't noticed this, but it looks like you're right. The orientation
>     of the facets of cylinders can be very important, especially when the
>     cylinder module is used with $fn = 6 to create hexagons. In addition
>     to using these for nut traps, I have a bunch of models that use
>     hexagons to make horizontal holes, and these need to have a flat at
>     the top (which makes a bridge that will print cleanly), not a point at
>     the top (which will create two unprintable 60° overhangs).
>
>     On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Triffid Hunter
>     <triffid.hunter at gmail.com <mailto:triffid.hunter at gmail.com>> wrote:
>      > Hi,
>      >
>      > We of the reprap community have noticed that cylinder faces are
>      > appearing in different places- specifically they're rotated by 90
>      > degrees in the new version vs the previous one. This is rather vexing
>      > as we've been using them for nut traps, some of which need to be in
>      > particular orientations.
>      >
>      > Can we change it back, or at least have some way to test openscad's
>      > version so we can make our scripts compatible between versions?
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