Google Summer of Code/2013


GSoC 2013 With BRL-CAD

BRL-CAD has again been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code!

Following is a summary for each of the GSoC students accepted to work on projects for BRL-CAD. See the links to their personal profile, development logs, and project page.

Accepted Projects

Image Processing Library (LIBICV)

NURBS Intersections

Matrix Pull Routine for performing the opposite of the Matrix Push on Geometry.

  • Summary: The pull routine takes a specific node on a CSG tree, walking down to the primitive shapes restoring the geometric transformations(scaling, translation or rotations) at each stage down the CSG tree traversal based on reversing all the geometric transformations that occurred on the primitive shapes located at the leaf. Pull routine also stores the local coordinate systems at each point during the traversal from the primitives up to the given initial node. All transformation matrices visited along the tree will be set to their original transformation matrices. This command will fail if no changes occurred to the primitive shapes at the leaves of the CSG tree.
  • Student: Check Nyah
  • Project Proposal
  • Development Logs
  • [http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/update/google/gsoc2013/ch3ck/14001
Google-Melange]

STEP libraries

  • Summary: STEP is the current standard for exchange of CAD data between different software packages. BRL-CAD makes use of the NIST STEP Class Libraries code to support its step-g converter, but this source code was written before many current C++ standard practices and libraries were finalized. As a consequence, it needs both cleanup and performance enhancements.
  • Student: Kesha Shah
  • Project Proposal
  • Development Logs
  • Google-Melange

New Cross-Platform 3D Display Manager

Web Interface of BRL-CAD

  • Summary: This project aims at making a web interface of BRL-CAD, means shifting all features and functionality of desktop software to browser. Although, the scope of this project is much wider, but for current GSoC project, we are implementing it as a basic concept, enabling the user to access BRL-CAD from anywhere through the web, perform basic operations and finally obtain the output in desired way (.g, .raytraced image) itself on the browser. This way, we are extending BRL-CAD’s capability to mobile users hence helping to reach more users, without any need for download and installation. Hence, this web interface of BRL-CAD is adding another dimension in the improvement for its ease of use.
  • Student: Harmanpreet Singh
  • Project Proposal
  • Development Logs
  • Google-Melange

More projects to be added.

Additional Information

Students discussed and collaborated with BRL-CAD developers on formulating projects with most selecting from a detailed list of project suggestions from our Project Ideas page. Student applications for GSoC were accepted at http://google-melange.com from April 22nd until May 3rd.