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Ray Tracing with MATLAB?

Subject: Ray Tracing with MATLAB?

From: Jeff Chang

Date: 28 Dec, 2001 14:48:03

Message: 1 of 5

I'm thinking of writing a ray tracer for simulating a ball bouncing off the
wall within a room in 3D. Is MATLAB a good way to go? Or should I better
start with alternative such as C++ or Java?

Thanks

Subject: Ray Tracing with MATLAB?

From: lg@2-control.dk (Lars Gregersen)

Date: 29 Dec, 2001 13:40:01

Message: 2 of 5

On Fri, 28 Dec 2001 14:48:03 -0500, "Jeff Chang"
<pchang@chartermi.net> wrote:

>I'm thinking of writing a ray tracer for simulating a ball bouncing off the
>wall within a room in 3D. Is MATLAB a good way to go? Or should I better
>start with alternative such as C++ or Java?

A raytracer for Matlab would indeed be fun. Picking on of the many
existing ones might be a better choice depending on your choice of
features and performance.

www.povray.org
is a good place to start.

  Lars

M.Sc. Chem Engng. Lars Gregersen <lg@2-control.com>
2-control ApS
Windows Toolbox for Matlab version 1.0: www.2-control.com/wt/

Subject: Ray Tracing with MATLAB?

From: Zhikun Zhang

Date: 29 Dec, 2001 09:37:00

Message: 3 of 5

I think Matlab is the first choice.
It performs realy better than C++.

Subject: Ray Tracing with MATLAB?

From: Jeff Chang

Date: 29 Dec, 2001 17:30:35

Message: 4 of 5

Thanks for all of your inputs ^_^

Subject: Ray Tracing with MATLAB?

From: Joe Sababa

Date: 30 Dec, 2001 14:10:21

Message: 5 of 5

Lars Gregersen wrote:
>
>
> On Fri, 28 Dec 2001 14:48:03 -0500, "Jeff Chang"
> <pchang@chartermi.net> wrote:
>
>>I'm thinking of writing a ray tracer for simulating a ball
> bouncing off the
>>wall within a room in 3D. Is MATLAB a good way to go? Or
> should I better
>>start with alternative such as C++ or Java?
>
> A raytracer for Matlab would indeed be fun. Picking on of
> the many
> existing ones might be a better choice depending on your
> choice of
> features and performance.
>
> www.povray.org
> is a good place to start.
>
> Lars
>
> M.Sc. Chem Engng. Lars Gregersen <lg@2-control.com>
> 2-control ApS
> Windows Toolbox for Matlab version 1.0:
> www.2-control.com/wt/
>
>


Hi,
If you know how to use vectors to do it, I believe Matlab is the right
platform (Although I agree that your pocket is a better one).
I did it many years ago on (the old) Quick Basic and recalling it now,
I'm sure that using Matlab is a good idea.


Joe
BSTEX - Equation viewer for Matlab
http://www.geocities.com/bstex2001 <http://www.geocities.com/bstex2001>

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