BRL-CAD Tutorial Series: Volume III ? Principles of Effective Modeling

Report No. ARL-SR-119
Authors: Lee A. Butler, Eric W. Edwards, and Dwayne L. Kregel
Date/Pages: September 2003; 84 pages
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 geometry editor, raytracing and generic framebuffer libraries, networkdistributed 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. ?Principles of Effective Modeling,? which is the third volume in the series, addresses the modeling process and suggests principles and techniques for maximizing BRL-CAD?s capabilities. Other volumes focus on package installation and specific features and utilities within the software package.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2003