volume and inertial parameters calculation?

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2l8
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volume and inertial parameters calculation?

Post by 2l8 » Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:01 am

I'm a university researcher working mainly with inverse-dynamic biomedical simulations.
I had the need to manage a complex laser-scanned model of a prosthesis with RHINO for its ability to automatically compute volume and inertial properties of a model. My intent is to introduce the use of BLENDER in my department instead of RHINO. Can BLENDER do this computations too (native function or via plugin)?
Thanks

lukep
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Re: volume and inertial parameters calculation?

Post by lukep » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:54 pm

2l8 wrote:I'm a university researcher working mainly with inverse-dynamic biomedical simulations.
I had the need to manage a complex laser-scanned model of a prosthesis with RHINO for its ability to automatically compute volume and inertial properties of a model. My intent is to introduce the use of BLENDER in my department instead of RHINO. Can BLENDER do this computations too (native function or via plugin)?
Thanks
not directly. but you can cetainly do it via python

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Post by 2l8 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:40 pm

Thanks for the answer; I guessed it could be done via-script, but next problem is my total ignorance about PYTHON: anybody knows if there's a compiled script downloadable from anywhere?

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Post by LetterRip » Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:03 am

I doubt there is a compiled script already - if you have programmed C, java, perl, or nearly any other language you can pick up enough python to do what you need in an hour or so,

http://diveintopython.org/
http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html

and the blender python documentation

http://www.blender.org/modules/document ... index.html

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Post by LetterRip » Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:05 am

Another possibility, if you are just getting away from commercial software would be brlcad

http://sourceforge.net/projects/brlcad/

which is a solid geometry modeler under the GPL.

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