BRL-CAD Tutorial Series: Volume IV: Converting Geometry Between BRL-CAD and Other Formats
John R. Anderson
Eric W. Edwards
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5068
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The authors would like to thank Messrs. Lee Butler, Edwin Davisson,
William Landis, and David Davis for technically reviewing this
document in a timely manner and for making numerous suggestions to
improve its content and presentation. The authors also thank Dr. Paul
Tanenbaum for the use of his graphics for figures 1 and 2
and Ms. TraNese Christy for her help in adapting them for presentation
in this document. Finally, the authors would like to posthumously
acknowledge Mr. Michael Muuss, the original architect of
BRL-CAD. Without his vision, intellect, and diligence, this work would
not have been possible. Thus, the BRL-CAD Tutorial Series is dedicated
to his memory.