Even on Mac OS X, BRL-CAD installs into /usr/brlcad by default which
on the Mac is a "hidden" system path by default that Finder won't
show you. On top of that, BRL-CAD isn't a single application like
most apps, it's a suite of apps that all work together -- more than
400 overall and heavily based on the UNIX command-line methodology.
There are a couple GUI applications, "mged" in particular is most
frequently the first and sometimes only app that many people learn.
To run mged, you'll need to have X11 installed (an unfortunate
dependency on Mac OS X that is still being worked on but there it
is). X11 will be in your /Applications/Utilities folder or on your
Mac OS X installation DVD. Install/run X11 and an xterm console
window will pop up -- in that window type: /usr/brlcad/bin/mged
That should start up mged and get you going. There are extensive
tutorials and other documentation for mged on the BRL-CAD website.
On Jan 14, 2008, at 9:34 PM, beniscool wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I'm running Leopard on my MacBook and was trying to install BRL-
> CAD. I went
> through the install "wizard" and then it said that it installed...
> But, Its
> not in my applications folder. I am very sorry if this is an obvious
> answer, I am very new to 3-d modeling.=^D
> Thank you for your answers!