In March, Sean Ragan pointed to Dangerous Prototypes’ tutorial on generating 3D models of printed circuit boards from Eagle files. Since then, Dangerous Prototypes has posted a follow-up tutorial that explains how to use Kerkythea, an open source rendering application for making realistic 3D images. The results are stunning. See the example above.

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    Mark Frauenfelder

    Mark Frauenfelder

    Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.

    • lasershark

      read more?

    • kongorilla

      Unless something has changed since I stopped paying attention to Kerkythea, it is not open source. “Free to use” ≠ OS.

    • willy134

      Can we fix the RSS feed? This was definitely not worth clicking through to see. I can’t stand the simple photo and short snippet in the RSS. I skip a whole lot of Make content that may be interesting to read.

    • flecko

      Indeed…what happened to the Make Blog? It’s become a fair bit more abbreviated than it used to be. I’ve mostly switched over to reading other hacker blogs like Hack a Day.

      But don’t worry…I still love you Make!

    • engineerzero

      I visited the website and aside from a nice slide show nothing seems to work.