Thanks Simon, A CSG library would be a great idea to work on. I needed one of those for some work I did with Northrop Grumman. The generalized extrusion function is cool too, maybe for a single student or as a feature of the CSG library. I didn't look too deeply, but does the gts library work with OSG?
-- Rick For me Geometry handling and generators. I've spent part of today writing a generalised extrusion function but I'd be highly surprised if this hasn't been done 10,000 times already. I couldn't find such a function in osg. If it is there, then maybe you could get your students to help with the documentation in the code and on the website. ;) Also a high level CSG library would be fantastic. I'm doing CAD stuff and it would be so much faster if I could just specify things like 'intersect a cylinder with this box' This might be relatively straight forward, if the CSG library generates meshes to feed to: http://gts.sourceforge.net/ On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 12:26 PM, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hello All, > > I am going to be teaching my first semester as a part-time adjunct > professor at BYU-Idaho. I am really EXCITED! We will be teaching an intro. > to graphics course that has not been taught before at this school. Our > focus will be on juniors and seniors wanting to get out in the industry and > do something. > > Our thought is to take a direction slightly different from the traditional > graphics course that works students through writing their own low level > graphics operations through writing their own phong shader and rudimentary > ray-tracer. We know we need to teach the fundamentals with vector and > matrix math, etc. (a linear algebra class is already set as a > pre-requisite), but our thought was that we could focus on OpenGL and teach > how these concepts are important even while working on this relatively high > level API. > > Once we have the fundamentals down and an idea of how OpenGL works, I > wanted to introduce the students to OSG and how a scene graph helps. > Another big goal is to teach them how to participate in an Open Source > community. Ultimately I would like to have the students work on final > projects that they might be able to submit to the cause. There are SOOO > many great things they could learn from this effort. I hope we are not > trying to shove too much into a 3 credit hour class, but I am excited to see > how it goes. > > So, we have a few ideas about the things I think we should cover, but I > would love to get some feedback from this great community about things that > you would teach in this kind of course. I know I want to introduce them to > the coding standards and the submission guidelines you have on the website. > Are there other things we should consider on that front? (should we > pre-screen the submissions before we send them off to you?). What kinds of > projects would you recommend the students might be able to work on? The LWO > and LWS readers are near and dear to my heart, so I was going to have them > work on features there, but I am certainly open to suggestions. > > Thanks, > -- Rick >
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