Thank you everyone for this info!
it seems that this problem still persists though (or maybe it is a new one?)
i checked that the patch really is applied, i double checked that i have the 3d files and that they contain the models (freecad can open them), and that my KISYS3DMOD points to the right location.
the weird thing though is when i try to assign a 3dmodel to a footprint ('e' on footprint -> tab '3D Settings' -> 'Add 3D Shape') the preview stays black. whatever file i select. i can click inside and drag, and the coordinate vectors in the bottom left corner turn as they would noramlly, but the rest stays black. (see the example pic)
but when i open a pcb and 3d-view it, it renders just fine (except for the missing 3d models...)
any ideas what i could be doing wrong?
i'm on the latest nightly:
Version: (2017-07-06 revision 885a4c1bc)-makepkg, debug build
Libraries: wxWidgets 3.0.3
libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.1.0f zlib/1.2.11 libpsl/0.17.0 (+libicu/59.1) libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1
Platform: Linux 4.12.0-ARCH+ x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
- Build Info -
wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
KiCad - Compiler: GCC 7.1.1 with C++ ABI 1011
i'd appreciate any pointers