Saturday, 31 May 2014

GSoC #10

Today I got started on a data generation script. It took me some time to understand the format, but I think I now understand it well enough to try it out myself. I don't know if my program for rocks and pipes will work or not!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

GSoC #9

Today I was reading up on GDAL, going through their documentation and tutorials to use them. I am waiting for some data so that I can test my rocks and pipes display. GDAL is a translator library for raster and vector geospatial data formats. It presents a single raster abstract data model and vecotr abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats.

(I forgot to click the publish button last night. :P This is yesterday's post, not today's.)

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

GSoC #8

Not much success with rocks yet.

Edits: I have figured out how to model rocks which have equal axes. Right now the problem is to change the axis, radius and orientation at the same time.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

GSoC #7

Phew, I am much better now. Today I was trying to display different rock types in the subsurface, but I haven't had actual success yet. I am treating rocks as cylindrical bodies and then altering the properties of the cylinder to represent different rocks. As of now different means two.

Signing off for the day!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

GSoC #6

I am still sick but I managed to move forward with understanding the previously written code but my code has started facing trouble with classpath( :shrug: ). I am in no mood to further debug due to my heavy head( sorry, Adele :P ).

Friday, 23 May 2014

GSoC #5

Down with fever and common cold. Hardly any work done today.
See you when I get well.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

GSoC #4

I am trying to lay my hands on test dataset.
Since the work done by other people was long ago, it is less work to just redo it by yourself.
So, that's what I will do from tomorrow.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

GSoC #3

This is one of those moments when you are thankful you averted a big mistake early.
It had slipped my mind that I am supposed to build up on what has already been done.
And I was trying to reinvent the wheel for two days. Sigh! But I learnt something, at least and I am glad I caught my blunder on time.
WW_subsurface is the work done in previous years. I had used a few examples from this but had never set it up fully. I was doing that today. Turns out that I haven't succeeded completely. I ran a few files individually but I need to set up this project again.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

GSoC #2

I am trying to figure out a way to visualize the subsurface. I know how to look INTO the subsurface but right now I am stuck at this point.

I am already yawning. Hoping to make better progress tomorrow.

Monday, 19 May 2014

GSoC Day 1

The first in the many to come. :D

Pardon the randomness, if any.

This summer my project is titled "Display of subsurface features in a virtual world".

I shall be using the World Wind SDK by NASA for my work.

I am already done with setting things up and managed to run the most basic features necessary, i.e., how to fiddle with transparency.

Tools: Eclipse IDE
Language: Java