I'm very interested in implementing basic (projection) moving least squares-based point set surfaces using Embree. However, the library seems mostly optimized for triangle meshes, so I'm curious whether my idea is possible at all with reasonable effort.
I already did the same thing using NVIDIA's OptiX library. While the implementation itself was relatively easy thanks to OptiX's support for arbitrary geometry in the BVH and fully programmable ray-surface intersection tests, the resulting performance was rather suboptimal (solving several linear systems per ray stresses the GPU's memory bottleneck).
Is Embree suitable for (iteratively refined) polynomial surface definitions / intersections instead of triangle meshes?
Thank you very much!