[OpenSCAD] STL without render?

nop head nop.head at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 04:23:11 EDT 2016

I don't think B-rep is the problem. It is the fact that CGAL appears to do
nothing to short cut unions. I.e. it doesn't check for completely disjoint
objects and it doesn't seem to look for facets with no intersections and
pass those straight through. The only real work union needs to do is on the
facets where the objects overlap.

On 3 June 2016 at 07:52, Torsten Paul <Torsten.Paul at gmx.de> wrote:

> On 06/03/2016 03:58 AM, Ronaldo wrote:
> > The lesson here is: to do CSG operations with B-rep (the internal
> > representation CGAL uses) works only for small number of primitives.
> > To deal with a great number of primitives OpenSCAD needs to look
> > for alternative internal representations.
> >
> Yes, this is all pretty much known, and the discussion about
> alternatives is also not new. The Problem is that there's no
> real alternative in sight.
> The page collecting some info is:
> https://github.com/openscad/openscad/wiki/Project%3A-Survey-of-CSG-algorithms
> ciao,
>   Torsten.
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