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=== Project Details ===
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===Community Bonding Period work===
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*Working on Glade and follow some tutorial to get my hand on it.
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*Understand some primitives and find a way to export them.
  
Name: Gurwinder Singh Bains
 
  
IRC Name: Gurwinder
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===Coding Period===
  
e-mail: gswithbains@gmail.com
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=Week 1( Export Particle )=
 
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= 25 May =
 
 
 
 
=== Community Bonding Period work ===
 
 
 
* Working on Glade and follow some tutorial to get my hand on it.
 
* Understand some primitives and find a way to export them.
 
* Start studying about POV-Ray macros.
 
 
 
=== Coding Period ===
 
 
 
=Week 1( Export [http://brlcad.org/tmp/primitives/part.png Part] )=
 
 
 
25 May  
 
 
* Understand particale and take reference from other converters
 
* Understand particale and take reference from other converters
I understood how the coordinates of vertices of particale are stored. Now I'm working on exporting the vertices and then move on to export into POV-Ray format.
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I understood how the coordinates of vertices of particale are stored. Now I'm working on exporting the vertices and then move on to export into povray format.
  
26 May  
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= 26 May =
 
* Pushed one commit to github.
 
* Pushed one commit to github.
 
* Export coordinates of Particale successfully.
 
* Export coordinates of Particale successfully.
My ubuntu got crashed so I have to reinstall it. I will be compiling BRL-CAD after that I am on track again.
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My ubuntu got crashed so I have to reinstall it. I am compiling BRL-CAD after that I am on track again.
  
27 May  
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= 27 May =
 
* Export particale but requires to fix errors.
 
* Export particale but requires to fix errors.
 
Today I was busy in my exam. But in evening I got time to export particale.
 
Today I was busy in my exam. But in evening I got time to export particale.
  
28 May  
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= 28 May =
 
* Done exporting of Particale primitive.
 
* Done exporting of Particale primitive.
 
* Testing it with POV-Ray.
 
* Testing it with POV-Ray.
 
I am now working on linuxcnc. Starts from backslash task for it.
 
I am now working on linuxcnc. Starts from backslash task for it.
  
29 May  
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= 29 May =
 
* Working on linuxCNC. Search related to backslash.
 
* Working on linuxCNC. Search related to backslash.
 
* Taking other softwares as refrence.  
 
* Taking other softwares as refrence.  
  
30 May  
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= 30 May =
 
* Fix some error in POV-Ray export.
 
* Fix some error in POV-Ray export.
 
* Working on LinuxCNC, taking help from Youtube videos. Discuss with Morley
 
* Working on LinuxCNC, taking help from Youtube videos. Discuss with Morley
 
about backslash.
 
about backslash.
  
31 May  
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= 31 May =
 
* Just search about other possible primitives that are not in proposal.
 
* Just search about other possible primitives that are not in proposal.
  
= Part primitive in POV-Ray =
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= Week 2( Export ell )=
[http://postimg.org/image/u4w35ou03/ Here] is the screen shoot of how part looks after conversion in POV-Ray
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= 1 June =
 
 
= Week 2( Export [http://brlcad.org/tmp/primitives/ell.png ell] )=
 
 
 
1 June  
 
 
* Found where the coordinates are stored.
 
* Found where the coordinates are stored.
 
* Export those coordinates simply.
 
* Export those coordinates simply.
 
* Working on other possible primitives( not in proposal ).
 
* Working on other possible primitives( not in proposal ).
  
2 June  
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= 2 June =
 
* Compare and test the ellipse formed by BRL-CAD and POV-Ray.
 
* Compare and test the ellipse formed by BRL-CAD and POV-Ray.
 
* Found some more primitives that I can export.
 
* Found some more primitives that I can export.
 
3 June
 
* Export ellipse.
 
* Working on rotation of ellipse.
 
 
4 June
 
* Was Busy in traveling.
 
* Just looked into some ways to rotate ellipse.
 
 
5 June
 
* Export ell successfully
 
 
6 June
 
* Start linuxcnc
 
* Cloning and Compiling on my new system
 
 
7 June
 
* Compile Linuxcnc successfully
 
* Know how to use it.
 
 
= Ell primitive in POV-Ray =
 
[http://postimg.org/image/ub9s8s34z/ Here] is the screen shoot of how ell looks after conversion in POV-Ray
 
 
= Week 3( Export [http://brlcad.org/tmp/primitives/arb8.png arb8] ) =
 
 
8 June
 
* Start working with arb8
 
* Export coordinates of arb8
 
 
9 June
 
* Export arb8
 
* Export tgc
 
* Working on linuxcnc
 
 
10 June
 
* Working on Linuxcnc Help pages.
 
 
11 June
 
* Was at busy at my college.
 
 
12 June
 
* Working on linuxcnc stepconf.
 
 
13 June
 
* Working on help button.
 
 
14 June
 
* Clean up g-pov code
 
 
= Arb8 primitive in POV-Ray =
 
[http://postimg.org/image/qhkxddb6r/ Here] is the screen shoot of how arb8 looks after conversion in POV-Ray
 
 
= Week 4( Export [http://brlcad.org/tmp/primitives/tgc.png tgc] )  =
 
 
15 June
 
* Clean up tgc code
 
* Remove error from exporting into POV-Ray
 
* Change some settings of Help button of Linuxcnc
 
 
16 June
 
* Do code clean up
 
* Submit my patch
 
 
17 June
 
* Rebuild BRL-CAD on my system
 
* Working on patch
 
 
18 June
 
* Remove some errors
 
* Edit files to compile g-pov correctly
 
 
19 June
 
* Was busy at college for some paper work
 
 
20 June
 
* Prepare for Patch
 
 
21 June
 
* Working on writing output into file
 
 
= Tgc primitive in POV-Ray =
 
[http://postimg.org/image/643fsu09v/ Here] is the screen shoot of how tgc looks after conversion in POV-Ray
 
 
= Week 5 =
 
 
22 June
 
* Writing the code according to coding standard
 
 
23 June
 
* Remove some errors and working on output file option.
 
 
24 June
 
* Setting file for commit
 
* Push code on Git repository successfully
 
 
25 June
 
* Do some tutorial on Glade
 
* Checking the help pages for stepconf
 
* Trying to solve segmentation error
 
 
26 June
 
* Communicate with my mentor of BRLCAD.
 
* Communicate with Linuxcnc member
 
 
= Pre-midterm Evaluation Summary =
 
I have started my GSOC with part primitive. Its easy for me to export coordinates of part. Then I export part into POV-Ray by using Round_Cone2 object. In next week it started exporting Ell. I found it difficult as I was not able to rotate ellipse but in last I export ell into POV-Ray by using spheroid object. In week third, I was working on arb8. Its harder for me to export. So I discussed it with POV-Ray community and finally I wrote a macro and I was able to export arb8 successfully. In 4th week, I export tgc successfully. In last week, I clean up code and submit POV-Ray converter as a [http://sourceforge.net/p/brlcad/patches/378/ patch]. I was also working on Linuxcnc in these pre-midterm days. I wrote stepconf help pages that will be used while user click on help button of stepconf of linuxcnc.
 
 
 
= Mid Term Evaluation Week =
 
 
27 June
 
* Do nothing
 
 
28 June
 
* Just search about python for linuxcnc
 
 
29 June
 
* Started python from youtube tutorials.
 
* Set Log of pre-mid term time period.
 
 
30 June
 
* Do first chapter: Intro of Python.
 
* Start following the [http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/ book]
 
 
1 July
 
* Complete 10 Exercises of Book [http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/index.html Learn Python by Hard Way].
 
* Start doing next exercise.
 
 
2 July - 3 July
 
* Done upto 17 exercises of [http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/index.html Learn Python by Hard Way].
 
 
6 July
 
* Done 24 excercises of [http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/index.html Learn Python by Hard Way].
 
 
7 July - 8 July
 
* Done upto 30 excersises and do some examples.
 
* Busy in admission work.
 
 
8 July - 9 July
 
* Do some excersises on python.
 
* Busy in admission paper completition.
 
 
13 July
 
* Completed basics of python.
 
* Done 43 excerssises on python
 
 
14 July
 
* Test Glade with python.
 
* Make my older changer in work
 
* Prepare for exam.
 
 
15 July
 
* Discuss on next work with my mentor
 
* Search about rhc and rpc
 
 
16 July
 
* Successfully export rhc coordinates
 
* Working on rhc to export it in POV-Ray
 
 
17 July
 
* Making a macro for rhc my using equations in POV-Ray
 
* Successfully export coordinates of rpc, epa, ehy
 
 
20 July
 
* Working on rhc and rpc export.
 
* Make half macro in working condition of elliptical torus.
 
 
21 July
 
* Elliptical torus is working.
 
* Working on its major and minor axis of its ellipse.
 
 
22 July - 23 July
 
* Busy at college, submit papers.
 
* Work on torus's minor and major axis.
 
* Working on rhc and rpc.
 
 
25 July - 27 July
 
* Communitcation with my mentor.
 
* Write down primitives on BRL-CAD wiki page brlcad.org/wiki/Povray.
 
 
28 July
 
* Export coordinates of Half.
 
* Export Half successfully.
 
* Working on pipe.
 
 
29 July - 31 July
 
* Working on PIPE primitive.
 
* Pipe is formed in povray but not with bend radius.
 
* Pipe is formed difference of cones.
 
 
3 Aug - 4 Aug
 
* Working on ARBN.
 
* Exported it successfully
 
 
5 Aug
 
* Working on EHY and EPA.
 
* Use quadratic equations of POV-Ray for it.
 
 
6 Aug
 
* Exported EPA and EHY successfully.
 
 
7 Aug - 10 Aug
 
* Successfully exported BOT.
 
* Working on RPC, RHC, extrud and sketch.
 
 
9 Aug - 12 Aug
 
* Feeling sick.
 
* RPC is working well, going to export.
 
 
13 Aug - 16 Aug
 
* Export RPC and RHC.
 
* Export data of Extrude.
 
* Test mear about half of primitives.
 
* Due to bad health not able to do much. Going to test all the remaining primitives.
 
 
17 Aug
 
* Soft Pencil Down
 
* Start performing test on different primitives.
 
 
18 Aug - 21 Aug
 
* Modify BoT primitives.
 
* Test BoT primitive and its working well.
 
* Conversation with Mentor on Documentation.
 
* Start documentation.
 
 
I have exported many other peimitives into POV-Ray. After mid term evaluation I discussed with my mentor about linuxCNC project. Due to lack of knowledge about linuxcnc machines and motivation we decided to move with POV-Ray export project. So I started exporting primitives into POV-Ray. I was feeling difficult to choose between primitive so I discussed it with my mentor. He gave me a list by which I was able to work in order. I have exported many primitives as listed below
 
RHC, RPC, EPA, EHY, ARBN, Half, ELL1, ELLg. One of these primitive is BoT which required some modification. I was in difficulty in exporting it but after spending time on it I was able to export it successfully and now its working correctly. I also exported HRT primitive in POV-Ray but its not similar to heart. But I'm very thankful to my mentor who gave me a chance to increase my skills and motivation to do work with proper methods as I never expected that I will able to export these given primitives in proposal opn time but thanks to mentor and God who motivate me to work and I was able to export more primitives along with those given in proposal.
 

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