Geometry package
The geometry package is multipackage providing functions to manipulate geometrical entities in 2D and 3D.
Contents
Relation to matGeom
octCLIP
Piece-wise 2D polynomial polygons
Tutorials
Loading SVG files
Meshing Octave
Under construction
This tutorial shows the workflow to generate a triangular mesh inside an arbitrary region.
This tutorial requires that you install the package fpl and msh (which requires Gmsh installed in your system). Alternatively, the core function delaunay
could be used (the tutorial explains how) but the result aren't so pretty.
The first part of the tutorial requires an interesting shape. If you have Inkscape you can use the previous tutorial to load it into octave. Here I will be using this SVG.
Code: Loading the file as polygon compatible with geometry package |
octavesvg = svg ("octave.svg").normalize(); ids = octavesvg.pathid(); P = octavesvg.path2polygon (ids{1}, 12)(1:end-1,:); P = bsxfun (@minus, P, centroid (P)); |
Now we have our SVG as a polygon compatible with the Geometry package format. You can plot the polygon using the function drawPolygon
. the next step is to mesh the interior of the polygon. To do this we could just call delaunay
on the polygon and be done with it, but in general such mesh wont be so nice (you will need to add interior points). A very effective way of generating a good mesh is to use the package msh, which requires Gmsh installed in your system. The function data2geo
in the Geometry package makes our work very easy:
Code: Generating mesh for plot with msh package |
pkg load msh filename = tmpnam (); meshsize = sqrt (mean (sumsq (diff (P, 1, 1), 2)))/2; data2geo (P, meshsize, "output", [filename ".geo"]); T = msh2m_gmsh (filename); |
To plot the generated mesh we use the function pdemesh
from the fpl package.
Code: Plotting mesh with fpl package |
pkg load fpl pdemesh (T.p, T.e, T.t) |