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Constructive solid geometry on meshes using BSP trees in Cython CSG.

Project description

Cython-CSG

Cython port of Evan Wallace’s Javascript https://github.com/evanw/csg.js/ and Tim Knip raw Python version https://github.com/timknip/pycsg.

What is Cython-CSG

CSG stands for Constructive Solid Geometry. It allow Boolean operations to be made on a 3D object like subtraction.

Usage

Subtraction

A simple subtraction is as followed

from _cython_csg import CSG

a = CSG.cube()
b = CSG.cube([0.5, 0.5, 0.0])
c = a - b
c.saveVTK('subtract.vtk')

Union

A Simple Union would is as followed

from _cython_csg import CSG
a = CSG.sphere(center=[0.5, 0.5, 0.5], radius=0.5, slices=8, stacks=4)
b = CSG.cylinder(start=[0.,0.,0.], end=[1.,0.,0.], radius=0.3, slices=16)
a.union(b).saveVTK('union.vtk')

Custom objects

You can make custom object here is a example

from _cython_csg import BSPNode, Polygon, Vertex
v0 = Vertex([0., 0., 0.])
v1 = Vertex([1., 0., 0.])
v2 = Vertex([1., 1., 0.])
p0 = Polygon([v0, v1, v2])
polygons = [p0]
node = BSPNode(polygons)

if you then want to convert it back to a CSG object you can do

CSG.fromPolygons(node)

Install

To build run

python setup.py build
python setup.py install

Other Notes

To view the output I would recommend a program like ParaView

Help required

Patches are welcome for the source code or for the documentation

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