For anyone interested in the early history of BRL-CAD, three reports from
the 1987 USENIX Computer graphics working group that are (to the best of my
knowledge) the first presentations in a public forum documenting the
BRL-CAD system are now available online as ARL reprints:
The BRL-CAD Package: An Overview (Phillip C. Dykstra)
The Definition and Ray-Tracing of B-Spline Objects in a Combinatorial Solid
Geometric Modeling System (Paul R. Stay)
RT & REMRT Shared Memory Parallel and Network Distributed Ray-Tracing
Programs (Michael John Muuss)
An interesting tidbit - if you look at Dykstra's overview paper, you'll
notice that the original report doesn't actually use the dash in "BRL-CAD"
- it was apparently just "BRL CAD" during the earliest parts of the
development process, when the package was still forming up out of the
librt, GED and rt pieces.
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