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Google Code-in 2012 BRL-CAD

Determine why fails on 64-bit

completed by: Cezar

mentors: Sean

BRL-CAD has a regression test script called that creates a bunch of primitives, renders an image of those primitives, and then compares that image to a reference image. On (most?) 64-bit platforms, the test is off by several RGB values for exactly 3 pixels.

This task involves figuring out why, exactly, this is occurring. It may be helpful to compare intermediate computation results from a 32-bit environment to see where the computations diverge, however slightly. Ultimately, the goal is to identify the cause and a recommended course of action to fix the divergence problem.


  • regress/
  • src/librt
  • src/liboptical