I’ve been trying to decide on a 3D model editor.
There’s blender, of course, but i don’t think it qualifies as “simple”. However I know that it’s UI has had extensive changes lately so it may be better (i tried to use it a couple of years ago and gave up).
I know how to use openscad really well. It will export .dxf files, and Panda3D has a DXF coverter, but DXFs are a 2D format so i’m not sure how that works. I was actually quite surprised that it even had a converter, but i assume that it’s really handy if you do need 2D surfaces of some sort. Regardless, I was wondering if anyone has used openscad to generate models for use with Panda3D.
Last, but not least, is wings3d. I’ve only used it a little, but it’s pretty easy and can generate vrml files, and panda seems to have a vrml converter.
So just looking for opinions on what i should use. if blender isn’t too bad then i’m inclined to just push through the learning curve and learn to use it. however if i have an option with openscad or wings3d then i would rather at least start with them until i get things figured out with blender.
my models are very simple geometric “aggregates”, i.e. gluing spheres to cubes and cylinders, that sort of thing. that’s one reason openscad is such a good option since it has CSG operations.