[Gmsh] newbie looking for feedback on using Gmsh as a ~ library to do pointcloud-->mesh & return results
equipoise1 at verizon.net
Wed Feb 7 18:33:21 CET 2007
I'm brand new with Gmsh, and hope to get comments on whether I can
accomplish what I'd like to do using it.
What I have are pointcloud data, i.e. a list of (x, y, z) coordinates
obtained using a laser scanner. What I want to do is use Gmsh more or
less as a library to create a triangle mesh and calculate areas of the
triangles constituting the mesh. Ideally, my program would pass the
pointcloud data to Gmsh, which would return the mesh information and
calculated area to the calling program. I may decide to do the area
calculation in my program (Java or C).
I could go on with more details and other more complicated things I'd
like to do, but am eager to get started doing the simpler things. Can
anyone comment on feasibility or give me pointers to tutorials or other
introductory material or examples that will get me going with Gmsh? Does
what I've described require any special/optional libraries or other
components to be installed, or would this need just a vanilla
installation? My preference is to do this on an Intel Mac, but will
eventually need to also do these things in Windows XP.