User:Gurwinder Singh/GSoc15/log development


Project Details

Name: Gurwinder Singh Bains

IRC Name: Gurwinder


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 Part )

25 May

  • 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.

26 May

  • Pushed one commit to github.
  • 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.

27 May

  • Export particale but requires to fix errors.

Today I was busy in my exam. But in evening I got time to export particale.

28 May

  • Done exporting of Particale primitive.
  • Testing it with POV-Ray.

I am now working on linuxcnc. Starts from backslash task for it.

29 May

  • Working on linuxCNC. Search related to backslash.
  • Taking other softwares as refrence.

30 May

  • Fix some error in POV-Ray export.
  • Working on LinuxCNC, taking help from Youtube videos. Discuss with Morley

about backslash.

31 May

  • Just search about other possible primitives that are not in proposal.

Part primitive in POV-Ray

Here is the screen shoot of how part looks after conversion in POV-Ray

Week 2( Export ell )

1 June

  • Found where the coordinates are stored.
  • Export those coordinates simply.
  • Working on other possible primitives( not in proposal ).

2 June

  • Compare and test the ellipse formed by BRL-CAD and POV-Ray.
  • 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

Here is the screen shoot of how ell looks after conversion in POV-Ray

Week 3( Export 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

Here is the screen shoot of how arb8 looks after conversion in POV-Ray

Week 4( Export 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

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 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 book