Hello all -
I have started a personal project to develop a plugin in for Rhino3D for optics. It’s initial form is as a kind of sandbox/sketchpad for quick optical concepts (mostly non-imaging related) with some simple ray tracing. I would like to continue to expand it to have full functionality and am open to anyone that wants to contribute. The plugin is developed in C# and familiarity with Rhino3D is not necessary to contribute.
The current state of the project can be found here
Rhino itself is not free ($995 for full individual copy or $195 for students/teachers) but well below the cost of most commercial non imaging optics programs.
Items I am looking to implement in the near future:
- Read in raysets to define rays for tracing
- Define detectors for calculating photometric quantities
- Wavelength dependent ray tracing materials and analysis
- Sequential lens system layout and paraxial trace analysis