Accession Number : ADA422718


Title :   BRL-CAD Tutorial Series: Volume IV Converting Geometry Between BRLCAD and Other Formats


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 2003-Dec 2003


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD SURVIVABILITY LETHALITY ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, John R ; Edwards, Eric W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a422718.pdf


Report Date : May 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : Since 1979, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been developing and distributing the BRL-CAD constructive solid geometry (CSG) modeling package for a wide range of military and industrial applications. The package includes a large collection of tools and utilities, including an interactive three-dimensional geometry editor, raytracing and generic framebuffer libraries, network-distributed image-processing and signal-processing capabilities, and an embedded scripting language. As part of this effort, a multivolume tutorial series is being developed to assist users in the many features of the BRL-CAD package. Converting Geometry Between BRL-CAD and Other Formats, which is the fourth volume in the series, discusses pertinent characteristics of the BRL-CAD file format and provides specific instruction on converting to/from various other modeling file formats. Also discussed are the steps involved in creating a new BRL-CAD converter and postconversion issues.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , *TEACHING METHODS , *GEOMETRY , *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING , FILES(RECORDS) , SIGNAL PROCESSING , IMAGE PROCESSING , INDUSTRIES , ARMY RESEARCH , TOOLS , FORMATS , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , INSTRUCTIONS , RANGE(EXTREMES) , RAY TRACING , COLLECTION , CONVERTERS


Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE