Mario Meissner SOCIS 2017 Logs
Build successfull on Arch Linux (Antergos) x64 Working my way through the Introduction_to_MGED.pdf
Successfully calculated mass of a copper sphere using rtweight.
Diving into the source code of rtweight. I will need some help understanding the overall structure of the repository and some details about rtweight.
Proposed an initial model of representation. I would use a three-variable function that returns the density of the material at a certain point in space. Integrating this function over the boundaries of the object yields it's mass. Example can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6hfFobLeoyZC1vQ1JwSU05NDg/view?usp=drivesdk
Started working on the example raytrace application. I am setting highest priority to understanding the basic behaviour of this little program, as I know it is the foundation I will need in order to continue with the project.
I will try to modify it in some ways and see if I break it.
From today onwards, I will be working from 15:00 to 22:00 most days, and from 10:00 to 13:00 as well a few days a week. After evaluating how much can be done with this schedule, adjustments will be made accodingly.
Drafted an example of how to obtain a function that returns the density a ray sees at it crosses the object.
Reading through, understanding and compiling the example applications.
Modeling the sword and continuing yesterdays work.
Starting with the candle example to get practice.
Making new, blade that actually fits the specifications; remaining time digging through the viewweight.c code.
Designing proper density model that allows for good implementation.
Studying source code.
Setting up eclipse development build and studying source code.
Fixed Eclipse not properly recognizing tons of symbols in the code, including basic types like "FILE". Solution is to browse to the C++ pre-processor settings and adding and configuring the CDT GCC built-in compiler. Details here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21065616/multiple-could-not-be-resolved-problems-using-eclipse-with-mingw
Thinking about how the user should input the density data and how we should handle it inside, I found this to be relevant: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curve_fitting
We could let the user set any number of points throughout the material with specific densities, and then we can apply a simple curve fitting algorithm to create a continuous density function. This function could be stored in some struct or array and then be used to return the density value at any given point with precision. These requested points could be used for interpolation by the calling code.