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Google Code-in 2012 BRL-CAD

Implement a primitive volume function ... for gridded volumes (VOL)

completed by: Vibhav Pant

mentors: Sean, Matt S.

BRL-CAD provides more than two dozen types of geometry "primitives" such as ellipsoids, boxes, and cones. Every primitive is described by a collection of callback functions, for example rt_ell_bbox() returns the bounding box dimensions for an ellipsoid. Wikipedia, Wolfram Mathworld, and various other math sites (and research papers) around the web include the equations for most of our basic primitives while others are a little more difficult to compute.

This task involves writing a new callback function that takes an rt_db_internal object and calculates the volume (units are mm^3). There are numerous examples in our code where we compute volume for other primitives. The primitives that do not already have a volume callback are itemized in following.



  • src/librt/primitives/vol/vol.c