[metapost] 3D PDF - any plans

Michail Vidiassov master at iaas.msu.ru
Mon Feb 16 14:48:24 CET 2009

Dear Taco,

>> are there any plans to use 3D PDF support
> Not currently / not by me.

OK, the expected answer, but nice to have an explicit statement from you.

> if the idea is to have metapost
> generate the PRC file, then metapost would need 3D stuff and then it
> wouldn't be a shortcut.

It could be named a shortcut in the sense that in this case scene only has
to be constructed (with NURBS, not just line segments and triangles),
while hidden part removal, overlaying transparent parts over the remining
scene and all that making 2D bitmap from 3D model would done for us by

   Sincerely, Michail

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