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RTC_GEOMETRY_TYPE_USER(3) Embree Ray Tracing Kernels 3 RTC_GEOMETRY_TYPE_USER(3)

NAME


RTC_GEOMETRY_TYPE_USER - user geometry type

    

SYNOPSIS


#include <embree3/rtcore.h>
RTCGeometry geometry =
  rtcNewGeometry(device, RTC_GEOMETRY_TYPE_USER);

    

DESCRIPTION

User-defined geometries contain a number of user-defined primitives, just like triangle meshes contain multiple triangles. The shape of the user-defined primitives is specified through registered callback functions, which enable extending Embree with arbitrary types of primitives.

User-defined geometries are created by passing RTC_GEOMETRY_TYPE_USER to the rtcNewGeometry function call. One has to set the number of primitives (see rtcSetGeometryUserPrimitiveCount), a user data pointer (see rtcSetGeometryUserData), a bounding function closure (see rtcSetGeometryBoundsFunction), as well as user-defined intersect (see rtcSetGeometryIntersectFunction) and occluded (see rtcSetGeometryOccludedFunction) callback functions. The bounding function is used to query the bounds of all time steps of a user primitive, while the intersect and occluded callback functions are called to intersect the primitive with a ray. The user data pointer is passed to each callback invocation and can be used to point to the application's representation of the user geometry.

The creation of a user geometry typically looks the following:


RTCGeometry geometry = rtcNewGeometry(device, RTC_GEOMETRY_TYPE_USER);
rtcSetGeometryUserPrimitiveCount(geometry, numPrimitives);
rtcSetGeometryUserData(geometry, userGeometryRepresentation);
rtcSetGeometryBoundsFunction(geometry, boundsFunction);
rtcSetGeometryIntersectFunction(geometry, intersectFunction);
rtcSetGeometryOccludedFunction(geometry, occludedFunction);

    

Please have a look at the rtcSetGeometryBoundsFunction, rtcSetGeometryIntersectFunction, and rtcSetGeometryOccludedFunction functions on the implementation of the callback functions.

See tutorial [User Geometry] for an example of how to use the user-defined geometries.

EXIT STATUS

On failure NULL is returned and an error code is set that can be queried using rtcGetDeviceError.

SEE ALSO

[rtcNewGeometry], [rtcSetGeometryUserPrimitiveCount], [rtcSetGeometryUserData], [rtcSetGeometryBoundsFunction], [rtcSetGeometryIntersectFunction], [rtcSetGeometryOccludedFunction]