[Sugar-devel] Idea for SOC

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Tue Mar 24 12:57:42 EDT 2009

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vishak baby wrote:
> I intend to create a platform where students can build their own objects
> using some tools given and colour them in their own way.But the most
> important thing is they can view their object in 3-D and rotate it as they
> wish.For this I intend to import the blender engine.For example they can
> build their own model of houses or buildings from the available tools and
> colour it as they wish.

I think this would be a very nice feature to have.  However, I do not
think it is very likely to happen.

99.9% of Sugar users use Sugar on an OLPC XO-1 (maybe even more).  In
general, Sugar is designed to target low-powered devices.  Blender will
not be usable on these computers, because they do not have enough disk
space, enough memory, or any hardware 3D acceleration.

Some people (like NoiseEHC) have discussed writing a fast, simple 3D
library for low-powered devices like the XO, but this has not happened
yet, so 3D development is not likely to work well.

If you can demonstrate a 3D modeling program that runs in this limited
hardware, then people will be more interested, but without such a
demonstration I think it this project is unlikely to be accepted.

- --Ben
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