Accession Number:

ADA618185

Title:

Converting Between PLY and Ballistic Research Laboratory-Computer-Aided Design (BRL-CAD) File Formats

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul-Aug 2014

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The basis of this project was to complete the 2-way conversion between Stanford PLY and Ballistic Research Laboratory Computer-Aided Design BRL-CAD file formats by utilizing the open source C RPly library. The existing converter that converts Stanford PLY files to BRL-CAD s file format was improved by implementing binary PLY file support and increasing overall speed. Binary PLY files are much smaller and quicker to process, and are necessary for large data. Then, a converter was developed that changed BRL-CAD files to PLY files. These converters will allow many more researchers to use BRL-CAD s resources, and expand BRL-CAD s applications and usability.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE