CGAL 5.5  3D Surface Mesh Generation

The concept SurfaceMeshCellBase_3
describes the cell base type of the three dimensional triangulation used to embed the surface mesh.
More precisely, the first template parameter SurfaceMeshC2T3
of the function template CGAL::make_surface_mesh()
is a model of the concept SurfaceMeshComplex_2InTriangulation_3
which describes a data structure to store a pure two dimensional complex embedded in a three dimensional triangulation. In particular, the type SurfaceMeshC2T3
is required to provide a three dimensional triangulation type SurfaceMeshC2T3::Triangulation_3
. The concept SurfaceMeshCellBase_3
describes the cell base type required in this triangulation type.
The concept SurfaceMeshCellBase_3
adds four markers to mark the facets of the triangulation that belong to the two dimensional complex, and four markers that are helpers used in some operations to mark for instance the facets that have been visited.
This concept also provides storage for the center of a Delaunay surface ball. Given a surface and a 3D Delaunay triangulation, a Delaunay surface ball is a ball circumscribed to a facet of the triangulation and centered on the surface and empty of triangulation vertices. Such a ball does exist when the facet is part of the restriction to the surface of a three dimensional triangulation. In the following we call surface center of a facet, the center of its biggest Delaunay surface ball.
Types  
typedef unspecified_type  Point 
The point type, required to match the point type of the three dimensional triangulation in which the surface mesh is embedded.  
Operations  
bool  is_facet_on_surface (int i) 
returns true , if facet(i) is in the 2D complex.  
void  set_facet_on_surface (int i, bool b) 
Sets facet(i) as part of the 2D complex, if b is true , and NOT_IN_COMPLEX , otherwise.  
bool  is_facet_visited (int i) 
Returns true , if facet(i) has been visited, false otherwise.  
void  set_facet_visited (int i, bool b) 
Marks facet(i) as visited, if b is true , and non visited otherwise.  
const Point &  get_facet_surface_center (int i) 
Returns a const reference to the surface center of facet(i) .  
void  set_facet_surface_center (int i, Point p) 
Sets point p as the surface center of facet(i) .  