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The Pycao software for 3D-modelling. (English) Zbl 1434.68602
Greuel, Gert-Martin (ed.) et al., Mathematical software – ICMS 2016. 5th international conference, Berlin, Germany, July 11–14, 2016. Proceedings. Cham: Springer. Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 9725, 498-504 (2016).
Summary: Describing a three dimensional object requires a computer code whose maintenance is difficult. Part of the problem is the gap between the 3D-software languages based on coordinates and the natural geometric description of the object which is primarily coordinate free.{
} Pycao is a software built to reduce the gap between the natural language and the software language in 3D-modelisation. The Pycao language is designed to avoid coordinates as much as possible. The available concepts include CSG geometry, the framework of affine geometry in a massic space, an intuitive “box model”, and several systems of measurements which mimic the operations in the workshop. It is developed as a Python module to get a code compact and easy to read.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1342.68017].
MSC:
68U05 Computer graphics; computational geometry (digital and algorithmic aspects)
Software:
Pycao; SALOME; Blender; PovRay
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