Cone-cutter waterlines

I'm not sure why it has taken so long to get the push-cutter methods for ConeCutter written. You would think that the cylindrical, spherical, or toroidal cases are at least as hard. Somehow I have just avoided working on the cone-cutter...

The easy part is as usual contacts between the cutter and the vertices of a triangle - these are shown as red dots. Contact with the facet of the triangle can be made in two ways (1) by the tip of the cone, or (2) by the circular base of the cone, when the facet is steeper than the cone. These are shown in green.

The more involved case is contacts with the edge of the triangle. There are again two cases: We can make contact with the circular base of the cone (cyan dots), or we can make contact with the actual conical part of the cutter (pink dots).
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Here is an animation that gives the code a workout. Note how the color of the contact-points changes depending both on what part of the triangle we are making contact with and on what part of the cutter is making the contact.

I have now used github for a while, and will probably merge the conecutter feature-branch into master very soon. Almost as soon as I tried github google-code also started supporting git, but possibly the forking and social aspects of github make a switch worthwhile anyway.

There are some interesting developments on the higher level Waterline/Weave algorithm also, which will reduce the memory-consumption of the algorithm from N*N to N+N (where N is the number of Fibers). This will hopefully make Waterline more useful as now many people have been running out of RAM or just seen sudden crashes. Stay tuned...

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