[Bf-committers] GE: realtime surgery simulator

Jonathan Merritt j.merritt at pgrad.unimelb.edu.au
Fri Jan 27 10:56:27 CET 2006

Hi Gerrit,

This is slightly OT, but you might want to check out the work being done 
by the Physiome project:

I recently attended a seminar presentation by Prof Peter Hunter of the 
Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland (part of the 
Physiome project team).  I was completely blown away by some of the 
stuff they're working on: it felt a bit like a trip to the StarTrek 
universe. :-)

I am aware that one of the previous projects from the Bioengineering 
Institute was a surgery simulator.  They are currently in the process of 
Open Source-ing some of their other software, called CMISS:
(I don't know whether CMISS formed part of the surgery simulator or 
not... it may not have been used at all.)

I apologise for being a little hazy on the details, but the above might 
definitely be worth investigating.

Jonathan Merritt.
(PhD student (Equine Forelimb Biomechanics))

Gerrit Kruger wrote:

>Hi all
>This email is with regards to the Game Engine:
>I'm working on a virtual surgery simulator and I need software that is able to "cut" or interact with the surrounding environment. I tried creating an interactive area using small objects and deleting them when they were "cut" but this is a very crude solution and the graphics isn't adequit for the application. I know software with my needs has been developed before, but blender doesn't have this functionality yet. At this point in time I'm not exactly sure how this functionality would be achieved  (realtime vertex manipulation?), but I'm still considering coding it myself. I would really appreciate any comments.

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