Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: [boost] [gsoc] Interest check for 3d geometry proposal
From: Kornel Kisielewicz (kornel.kisielewicz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-26 06:49:04

Hello all,

I was instructed on the #boost-soc channel to post the initial
interest check on the GSoC proposal on the dev list, so here it is. It
was inspired by one of the project proposals from 2006 (Geometry

As a known fact Boost begins to be used in the gaming industry.
Following the idea of code reusage, there are several generic
algorithms and components reused by virtually every 3d gaming engine.
Most particulary this is 3D math. Sure, Boost has a linear algebra
library graph algorithms, and a proposed geometry library, yet what is
missing is a high-performance low-dimensional linear algebra library (
vectors and matrices up to the 4th dimension ). Side by side we have
also a need of several 3-dimensional algorithms -- including, but not
limited to intersection tests, inclusion tests, volume bounding, and
several computational geometry algorithms.

My suggestion would be creating a 3d specific geometry library for
boost, with reasonable performance and the most used algorithms. I'd
be happy to work on such a library as a GSoC project.

My goal is to assess the initial interest in such an GSoC proposal
idea before preparing and posting a more detailed description.

Kornel Kisielewicz

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at