Automated exploded view tool

Exploded view diagrams allow for an organized way to view the components of a complex model. Recent research has outlined automated approaches to generating these view of geometry: http://vis.berkeley.edu/papers/exview3D/

The project idea is to make use of BRL-CAD's raytracing functionality to find ways to break geometric models into exploded view configurations (animation of the expansion is not necessary, simply generating the final configuration.)

Requires:

  • Familiarity with C/C++

Difficulty: medium