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I’m happy to announce the availability of BRL-CAD 7.12.4. This release contains numerous enhancements to MGED’s mirror command, now with the ability to mirror an object across arbitrary vectors or points along a standard axis. Additionally, NIRT now has a new “gap” options for reporting the empty spaces between objects with additional formatting options under development. The release also has a new procedural database geometry tool.
This new ‘tire’ tool was developed by Cliff Yapp for the purpose of creating highly detailed tires based on user-provided specifications. Given standard tire dimension information, the program can generate a corresponding curved sidewall tire on a fitted wheel and that has detailed tread. The results are impressively realistic tires.