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):

Report Date:

2004-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

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 tofrom various other modeling file formats. Also discussed are the steps involved in creating a new BRL-CAD converter and postconversion issues.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE