woo.gts
¶
A package for constructing and manipulating triangulated surfaces.
PyGTS is a python binding for the GNU Triangulated Surface (GTS) Library, which may be used to build, manipulate, and perform computations on triangulated surfaces.
The following geometric primitives are provided:
Point  a point in 3D space
Vertex  a Point in 3D space that may be used to define a Segment
Segment  a line defined by two Vertex endpoints
Edge  a Segment that may be used to define the edge of a Triangle
Triangle  a triangle defined by three Edges
Face  a Triangle that may be used to define a face on a Surface
Surface  a surface composed of Faces
A tetrahedron is assembled from these primitives as follows. First, create Vertices for each of the tetrahedron’s points:
import gts
v1 = gts.Vertex(1,1,1)
v2 = gts.Vertex(1,1,1)
v3 = gts.Vertex(1,1,1)
v4 = gts.Vertex(1,1,1)
Next, connect the four vertices to create six unique Edges:
e1 = gts.Edge(v1,v2)
e2 = gts.Edge(v2,v3)
e3 = gts.Edge(v3,v1)
e4 = gts.Edge(v1,v4)
e5 = gts.Edge(v4,v2)
e6 = gts.Edge(v4,v3)
The four triangular faces are composed using three edges each:
f1 = gts.Face(e1,e2,e3)
f2 = gts.Face(e1,e4,e5)
f3 = gts.Face(e2,e5,e6)
f4 = gts.Face(e3,e4,e6)
Finally, the surface is assembled from the faces:
s = gts.Surface()
for face in [f1,f2,f3,f4]:
s.add(face)
Some care must be taken in the orientation of the faces. In the above example, the surface normals are pointing inward, and so the surface technically defines a void, rather than a solid. To create a tetrahedron with surface normals pointing outward, use the following instead:
f1.revert()
s = Surface()
for face in [f1,f2,f3,f4]:
if not face.is_compatible(s):
face.revert()
s.add(face)
Once the Surface is constructed, there are many different operations that can be performed. For example, the volume can be calculated using:
s.volume()
The difference between two Surfaces s1 and s2 is given by:
s3 = s2.difference(s1)
Etc.
It is also possible to read in GTS data files and plot surfaces to the screen. See the example programs packaged with PyGTS for more information.
woo.gts.pygts
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woo.gts.pygts.
get_coords_and_face_indices
(s, unzip=False)[source]¶ Returns the coordinates and face indices of Surface s.
If unzip is True then four tuples are returned. The first three are the x, y, and z coordinates for each Vertex on the Surface. The last is a list of tuples, one for each Face on the Surface, containing 3 indices linking the Face Vertices to the coordinate lists.
If unzip is False then the coordinates are given in a single list of 3tuples.

woo.gts.pygts.
tetrahedron
()[source]¶ Returns a tetrahedron of side length 2*sqrt(2) centered at origin.
The edges of the tetrahedron are perpendicular to the cardinal directions.
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