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Posted over 11 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
Once again, I'm proud to announce another release of the BRL-CAD package. This 7.10.4 release contains more than 111 enhancements, bug fixes, and new features additions since the previous 7.8.0 public announcement. There have been several ... [More] unannounced source and binary releases since the 7.8.0 release, each filled with dozens of changes, though for brevity the entire list of changes is not going to be provided in this announcement. The full list of changes since the 7.8.0 release can be seen in our NEWS file at http://brlcad.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/brlcad/brlcad/NEWS?pathrev=rel-7-10-4 (0 comments) [Less]
Posted about 13 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
After more than 20 years of development, BRL-CAD is now available for the Microsoft Windows platform. This new availability marks the beginning of the official adoption of the Windows operating system as a fully supported BRL-CAD development and ... [More] release platform. Binary and source distributions are available on the BRL-CAD project website at Sourceforge project website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/brlcad/ (0 comments) [Less]
Posted about 13 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
After an extended development cycle, I'm glad to announce that BRL-CAD 7.8.0 is now available. This release marks a major milestone in the massive effort by the BRL-CAD developers and the open source community to provide a complete port of BRL-CAD ... [More] to the Microsoft Windows platform. This effort includes particular support and contributions from SURVICE Engineering, Inc., TNO Prins Maurits Laboratory, the U.S. Army Research Library (ARL), and others. The Windows port effort was started several years ago, primarily through efforts of friends at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) and CG2, Inc. Over the past year, the development effort was accelerated to a stable status through the work of SURVICE under the direction and support of ARL. (1 comments) [Less]
Posted over 13 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
Continuing with the newly added point collection and reverse modeling techniques provide in the previous release, this release improves upon that support fixing several issues and refining the modeling techniques. Additionally, after more than a ... [More] year of passively researching and investigating, this release now accounts for the majority of known contributors to BRL-CAD over the project's existence. This is part of an on-going effort to document the history of BRL-CAD over the past 20 years. (0 comments) [Less]
Posted over 13 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
This release adds several bug fixes and feature enhancements including a new geometry creation interface to mged. This new interface supports reverse modeling geometry from existing objects through point collection techniques. New geometry creation ... [More] commands read point data sets in a simple text file format, recognizing categories and collections of points representing prescribed geometric shapes. Using point-acquisition devices such as X-Station Vulcan advanced surveying systems from Arc Second Inc., points may be collected and provided to mged factilitating the generation of geometry models. Collection techniques are recognized and already implemented for polygonal plates, cylinders, spheres, point clouds, and more. More details will be provided in a later release as these new features continue to be tested, improved, and documented. (0 comments) [Less]
Posted almost 14 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
This release of BRL-CAD includes the addition of a new geometry "Quantitative Analysis" tool called g_qa. This tool is a new tool that combines some of the features of rtweight, rtcheck and g_lint, providing a robust means for computing the weight ... [More] and volume of objects while also allowing a means to report overlaps, air gaps, external air regions, bounding box dimensions, and more. (0 comments) [Less]
Posted almost 14 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
I'm happy to announce that there will be a BRL-CAD "Birds of a Feather" (BoF) session at the 2005 ACM Siggraph computer graphics conference, being held from 31 July to 4 August this year in Los Angeles, California. The BoF is entitled "BRL-CAD: Open ... [More] Source Solid Modeling" and will be held on Monday before lunch. All Siggraph attendees are welcome to attend for an informal overview of the package, discussions, and more. (0 comments) [Less]
Posted almost 14 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
BRL-CAD is a powerful constructive solid geometry solid modeling system that includes an interactive geometry editor, ray tracing support for rendering and geometric analysis, network distributed framebuffer support, image and signal-processing ... [More] tools. This release of BRL-CAD includes, among many new and improved features, the following enhancements since the last announcement (7.4.0 and 7.2.6 enhancements): the addition of an impressive high-performance triangle path-tracer, a completely rewritten rtarea tool for computing exposed and presented surface areas, benchmark suite enhancements, installation of a benchmark tool, and the inclusion of example geometry in the installation. (0 comments) [Less]
Posted about 14 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
BRL-CAD is a powerful constructive solid geometry solid modeling system that includes an interactive geometry editor, ray tracing support for rendering and geometric analysis, network distributed framebuffer support, image and signal-processing ... [More] tools. This release marks the beginning of a series of benchmark suite enhancements. The benchmark suite will now iteratively increase the number of rays being shot until a minimum amount of time has elapsed per render. The resulting computations provide a more stable ray-trace figure of merit (rtfm) and allows the benchmark tests to scale more effectively to increasingly higher-performance machines without requiring intervention. The current default testing time window minimum of 60 seconds elapsed wallclock time implies that the benchmark suite will now take about 15 minutes to complete. (0 comments) [Less]
Posted about 14 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
BRL-CAD is a powerful constructive solid geometry solid modeling system that includes an interactive geometry editor, ray tracing support for rendering and geometric analysis, network distributed framebuffer support, image and signal-processing tools. See the BRL-CAD website at http://brlcad.org/ for more information. (0 comments)