Wednesday, September 05, 20074:30 PM - 5:00 PMCNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)|
Reduced mesh representations in MSTK
MSTK is a mesh framework that allows users to represent, manipulate and query unstructured 3D arbitrary topology meshes in a general manner without the need to code their own data structures. MSTK allows a variety of underlying representations for the mesh while maintaining
a common interface. We added a new representation with reduced memory costs. It was done by avoiding explicitly representing some of the mesh entities, and generating them "on-the-fly" while keeping the
application interface unchanged.
We will talk about the methods used in managing a reduced representation and discuss the pros and cons of using reduced mesh representations in MSTK.