OpenSCAD is an actively used programming language created in 2010. OpenSCAD is a free software application for creating solid 3D CAD (computer-aided design) objects. It is a script-only based modeller that uses its own description language; parts can be previewed, but it cannot be interactively selected or modified by mouse in the 3D view. An OpenSCAD script specifies geometric primitives (such as spheres, boxes, cylinders, etc.) and defines how they are modified and combined (for instance by intersection, difference, envelope combination and Minkowski sums) to render a 3D model. Read more on Wikipedia...

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  • OpenSCAD ranks in the top 20% of languages
  • the OpenSCAD wikipedia page
  • OpenSCAD first appeared in 2010
  • file extensions for OpenSCAD include scad
  • See also: opengl, linux, freebsd, ia-32, dxf
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Example code from the web:

 cube(5);
 x = 4+y;
 rotate(40) square(5,10);
 translate([10,5]) { circle(5); square(4); }
 rotate(60) color("red") { circle(5); square(4); }
 color("blue") { translate([5,3,0]) sphere(5); rotate([45,0,45]) { cylinder(10); cube([5,6,7]); } }

Example code from Linguist:

// Simple sphere in OpenSCAD

sphere( r=10 );

Last updated July 22nd, 2019