RenderMan RIB bindings
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg51161] RenderMan RIB bindings
- From: flip.phillips at gmail.com (flip phillips)
- Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 04:35:21 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Years and years ago (in 1988 to be exact) while I was at Pixar I put together a package in Mathematica that would output RI files (back then called RIP files... oh the memories). I have an experiment where I need to generate a bunch of entire scenes (not just export Graphics3D) so I resurrected the concept (new code) and have a mostly complete implementation of the RIB bindings available from within Mathematica. You can do things like: RiBegin["test.rib"]; RiWorldBegin; RiTransform[...,]; RiSphere[...]; ... RiWorldEnd; RiEnd; Its not fully done enough to make available autonomously, but if you'd like to experiment with it / help me finish the port off please get in touch and I'd be happy to share it. As of right now it has about 90% of the routines. It is a MathLink program built inside Xcode for MacOS X. It requires a relatively current RIB library. In the spirit of the Pixar code my colleagues and I wrote back then, it consists of one monstrous MathLink template file and another similarly huge .c glue file, so it would be trivial to port to other platforms.