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Posted about 7 years ago by Sean Morrison
The forwarded announcement below describes an achievement for one of our optional dependencies, the Open Shading Language (OSL) from Sony Pictures Imageworks. OSL is basically an open source shader system that helps rendering tools make better ... [More] pictures. Kudos to their developers -- it's quite an impressive achievement to have an entire film shaded with just OSL. A former GSoC participant, developer Guilherme Kunigami, worked on an initial integration of OSL into BRL-CAD's rendering pipeline just last year. It's fun to see a direct industry relation to our development projects, why we work on the things we do, and how they relate to the "bigger picture". We'd obviously need more work to provide some of the production shaders and lighting used by the likes of MIB3 or The Amazing Spider-Man, but Kunigami's results were impressive enough after just a couple months development. As our OSL integration efforts continue (developer needed), it'll become even easier to generate realistic renderings with BRL-CAD. So the next time you're at the movies, know that quality may be coming soon to a BRL-CAD near you. ;-) See http://brlcad.org/d/node/99 for more details. Begin forwarded message: From: Larry Gritz Date: May 25, 2012 12:52:16 PM EDT Subject: [osl-dev] Big day for OSL "Men in Black 3" -- the first 100% all-OSL show that we completed -- opens in theaters today (at least in the US & Canada; I guess it opened elsewhere in the past couple days). And it went off without a hitch, at least as far as shading was concerned, as did "The Amazing Spider-Man", which recently wrapped for us and will be released in July. These shows were as complex (visually, geometrically, and lighting-wise) as anything we've ever done. On deck: Hotel Transylvania (September), Oz the Great and Powerful (March). So for everybody who was waiting for a big project to be completed with OSL before trusting it in production... that ship has sailed, and then some. -- Larry Gritz [Less]
Posted about 7 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
For BRL-CAD's fourth year participating in the Google Summer of Code [1], we expanded our involvement and accepted a record 11 students. Predominantly evaluated on the student's ability to develop, communicate, and interact, their proposals were ... [More] selected from among more than 50 received as exceptional candidate developers for BRL-CAD. A categorized summary of this year's projects [2] is as follows: [Less]
Posted about 7 years ago by Sean Morrison
For BRL-CAD's fourth year participating in the Google Summer of Code [1], we expanded our involvement and accepted a record 11 students. Predominantly evaluated on the student's ability to develop, communicate, and interact, their proposals were ... [More] selected from among more than 50 received as exceptional candidate developers for BRL-CAD. A categorized summary of this year's projects [2] is as follows: Code refactoring & cleanup • Ksenija Slivko: source code reduction • Anoop Malav: image processing infrastructure • Andrei Popescu: networking library infrastructure Hybrid modeling support • Anurag Murty: voxelize geometry • Laijiren: tessellate NURBS (to polygonal mesh) • Chris Dueck: volume and centroid extensions • Wu Jianbang: Dual-representation (Implicit & NURBS) objects Interface development • Mesut Oezdogan: portable GUI infrastructure • Suryajith Chillara: BRL-CAD Benchmark website • Cristina Precup: visualizing construction hierarchies • Alex Taylor: physical simulation infrastructure Our GSoC 2012 page [2] has additional details on the students, development logs for tracking their individual progress, and their summary project pages. See our website announcement [3] for more details. [1] http://brlcad.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code [2] http://brlcad.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2012 [3] http://brlcad.org/d/node/98 [Less]
Posted about 7 years ago by Sean Morrison
For BRL-CAD's fourth year participating in the Google Summer of Code [1], we expanded our involvement and accepted a record 11 students. Predominantly evaluated on the student's ability to develop, communicate, and interact, their proposals were ... [More] selected from among more than 50 received as exceptional candidate developers for BRL-CAD. A categorized summary of this year's projects [2] is as follows: Code refactoring & cleanup • Ksenija Slivko: source code reduction • Anoop Malav: image processing infrastructure • Andrei Popescu: networking library infrastructure Hybrid modeling support • Anurag Murty: voxelize geometry • Laijiren: tessellate NURBS (to polygonal mesh) • Chris Dueck: volume and centroid extensions • Wu Jianbang: Dual-representation (Implicit & NURBS) objects Interface development • Mesut Oezdogan: portable GUI infrastructure • Suryajith Chillara: BRL-CAD Benchmark website • Cristina Precup: visualizing construction hierarchies • Alex Taylor: physical simulation infrastructure Our GSoC 2012 page [2] has additional details on the students, development logs for tracking their individual progress, and their summary project pages. See our website announcement [3] for more details. [1] http://brlcad.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code [2] http://brlcad.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2012 [3] http://brlcad.org/d/node/98 [Less]
Posted about 7 years ago by Sean Morrison
Once again participating in the Google Summer of Code [1], students interested in working on BRL-CAD this summer have been diligently preparing and posting proposals over the past couple weeks. In all, we ended up with about 50 submissions by the ... [More] deadline with about three dozen or so being considered valid proposals that will go through our review process. This year, code cleanup seems to be the most popular theme along with a wide range of interest in NURBS, object mathematics, website services, and more. The overall quality seems to be fantastic this year with many students electing to showcase their proposal on the BRL-CAD Wiki with diagrams, prototypes, and patches demonstrating concepts and abilities. Awesome. On another positive note, students have at LEAST a 5% chance of being accepted simply by applying to BRL-CAD, which is far greater than one has applying to some other open source organizations. Depending on how our proposal reviews and slot allocations proceed, we hope to increase those odds easily into the 15-30% range or better. Until selections are finalized, our mentors will continue to work with students on their patches [2] and will be posing comments, questions, and holding interviews over the next two weeks. A big thanks goes out to all of our student applicants! It'll be very hard to narrow down on just a few students to work with this summer but we hope all are inspired to contribute to open source source software and thank everyone for their interest in BRL-CAD! [1] http://brlcad.org/d/node/97 [2] https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=105292&atid=640804 [Less]
Posted about 7 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
Once again participating in the Google Summer of Code [1], students interested in working on BRL-CAD this summer have been diligently preparing and posting proposals over the past couple weeks. In all, we ended up with about 50 submissions by the ... [More] deadline with about three dozen or so being considered valid proposals that will go through our review process. [Less]
Posted about 7 years ago by Sean Morrison
Once again participating in the Google Summer of Code [1], students interested in working on BRL-CAD this summer have been diligently preparing and posting proposals over the past couple weeks. In all, we ended up with about 50 submissions by the ... [More] deadline with about three dozen or so being considered valid proposals that will go through our review process. This year, code cleanup seems to be the most popular theme along with a wide range of interest in NURBS, object mathematics, website services, and more. The overall quality seems to be fantastic this year with many students electing to showcase their proposal on the BRL-CAD Wiki with diagrams, prototypes, and patches demonstrating concepts and abilities. Awesome. On another positive note, students have at LEAST a 5% chance of being accepted simply by applying to BRL-CAD, which is far greater than one has applying to some other open source organizations. Depending on how our proposal reviews and slot allocations proceed, we hope to increase those odds easily into the 15-30% range or better. Until selections are finalized, our mentors will continue to work with students on their patches [2] and will be posing comments, questions, and holding interviews over the next two weeks. A big thanks goes out to all of our student applicants! It'll be very hard to narrow down on just a few students to work with this summer but we hope all are inspired to contribute to open source source software and thank everyone for their interest in BRL-CAD! [1] http://brlcad.org/d/node/97 [2] https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=105292&atid=640804 [Less]
Posted over 7 years ago by Sean Morrison
The BRL-CAD open source community is once again delighted to be participating as a mentoring organization in the 2012 Google Summer of Code (GSoC)! We will be helping students develop their project proposals through the April 6th application ... [More] deadline. Any students interested in joining the BRL-CAD development team this summer can get started here: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2012/brlcad Now in it's sixth year and BRL-CAD's fourth year participating, GSoC is an annual summer program sponsored by Google where they pay students a stipend of 5000 USD to work on open source. It's a highly competitive program both for students and for the mentoring organizations. As chances of having a BRL-CAD proposal accepted are much higher from impassioned and interactive individuals, applicants should join our developer mailing list or IRC channel and introduce themselves today! We eagerly look forward to working with new developers on their projects as we share details on their progress throughout the year. This year, we've made it really easy for new developers to get started with BRL-CAD. As a large codebase with more than a million lines of code, figuring out where to begin can be daunting or intimidating. Developer Tom Browder has prepared an awesome virtual machine disk image with everything preconfigured, installed, and ready to go. It includes a source checkout, documentation, code examples, and more to help new developers get started quickly: https://sourceforge.net/projects/brlcad/files/BRL-CAD%20for%20Virtual%20Machines/ One of the primary goals of the program is to introduce students to free open source software development with the specific intent of attracting those students as new long-term developers for that project. For BRL-CAD, this is the primary reason for participating. With increased awareness, new developers, and increased developer activity, we hope to accelerate BRL-CAD development to benefit the entire open source CAD community. --- http://brlcad.org/d/node/97 http://code.google.com/soc/ [Less]
Posted over 7 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
The BRL-CAD open source community is once again delighted to be participating as a mentoring organization in the 2012 Google Summer of Code (GSoC)! We will be helping students develop their project proposals through the April 6th application ... [More] deadline. Any students interested in joining the BRL-CAD development team this summer can get started here: [Less]
Posted over 7 years ago by Sean Morrison
The BRL-CAD open source community is once again delighted to be participating as a mentoring organization in the 2012 Google Summer of Code (GSoC)! We will be helping students develop their project proposals through the April 6th application ... [More] deadline. Any students interested in joining the BRL-CAD development team this summer can get started here: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2012/brlcad Now in it's sixth year and BRL-CAD's fourth year participating, GSoC is an annual summer program sponsored by Google where they pay students a stipend of 5000 USD to work on open source. It's a highly competitive program both for students and for the mentoring organizations. As chances of having a BRL-CAD proposal accepted are much higher from impassioned and interactive individuals, applicants should join our developer mailing list or IRC channel and introduce themselves today! We eagerly look forward to working with new developers on their projects as we share details on their progress throughout the year. This year, we've made it really easy for new developers to get started with BRL-CAD. As a large codebase with more than a million lines of code, figuring out where to begin can be daunting or intimidating. Developer Tom Browder has prepared an awesome virtual machine disk image with everything preconfigured, installed, and ready to go. It includes a source checkout, documentation, code examples, and more to help new developers get started quickly: https://sourceforge.net/projects/brlcad/files/BRL-CAD%20for%20Virtual%20Machines/ One of the primary goals of the program is to introduce students to free open source software development with the specific intent of attracting those students as new long-term developers for that project. For BRL-CAD, this is the primary reason for participating. With increased awareness, new developers, and increased developer activity, we hope to accelerate BRL-CAD development to benefit the entire open source CAD community. --- http://brlcad.org/d/node/97 http://code.google.com/soc/ [Less]