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As previously discussed in Sect. 2, the computation of signed areas of triangles requires a view vector w. Since we need this vector to be fixed with respect to every triangle in Eq. 48, we can conveniently choose w D (P2 P1 ) (P3 P1 ). Now the barycentric coordinates 1 , 2 and 3 in Eq. 48 can be computed by applying the formula in Eq. 8 to each of the triangles QP2 P3 , QP3 P1 , QP1 P2 and P1 P2 P3 . If the conditions œ1 C œ2 C œ3 D 1, 0 Ä 1 , 2 , 3 Ä 1 24 2 Mathematical Preliminaries are met, then Q lies on the plane defined by the points P1 , P2 , P3 , and also lies within the triangle P1 P2 P3 .
3 gives the class definition for the camera node. Since only one instance of the camera is used in a scene at any point in time, the class cameraNode is defined as a singleton class. It has a private constructor, and the static instance is made available to a program using the function getInstance(). The frustum parameters are specified by an application by calling the function perspective(). The function projection() uses these parameters to set up the projection matrix, and is called by render() of the GroupNode class.