The new simulator
This page is intended to give some preliminary support for the new simulator of IRIDIA and coordination among developers.
Getting the sources
You can retrieve the files from a CVS repository located on iridia server. Of course you need an account to be able to retrieve the files. People of IRIDIA can easily have an acces by asking to the sysadmin. For anybody else interested, you should write us. First login like this (just replace <username> by your login name)
$cvs -d:pserver:<username>@iridia.ulb.ac.be/home/cvsroot login
Then retrieve files :
$cvs -d:pserver:<username>@iridia.ulb.ac.be/home/cvsroot co newSimulator
Once files are retrieved, cvs has a memory of the location of the repository, so you just have to work inside the same directories and each time you finish a coding session, ar reach a crucial step, do a
and do also an update before starting to code, so you retrieve on your local copy the modifications brought by anybody else to the files of the cvs. Command for the update :
If you don't want to get bored using CVS, you can use the GUI Cervisia. If you want to learn more about CVS commands, branches, tags, releases and so on, you can read this CVS reference for example : http://www.wincvs.org/howto/cvsdoc/
In the tgz, we have ode, Dyna and ok10. First of all, compile ODE. Assuming that the directory where you checked out the simulator is called newSimulator and that you already cd into it, do:
~newSimulator$ cd ode-0.5 ~ode-0.5$ make ~ode-0.5$ cd ..
FMOD is optionnal, you can download it from http://www.fmod.org/files/fmodapi374linux.tar.gz.
If you use Debian, you have to install the package libxml2-dev (if it is not installed).
Once this is done, you can compile ok10. Move to the directory and type make -B If you have installed all the dependencies, it should work. Otherwise you can report the problems in the bugs'n problems section :-)
All the reported problems are reported using the syntax : [date of discovery] [date of fixing] [author] : name Followed optionnally by a short description.
[2005-03-21]  [Alex] : I have ODE on my computer, but it won't work with the simulator. I had to compile the provided version of ODE. Did David make any modification to the ODE lib ? If yes we need to discuss about it. I should not be forced to install a modified lib, since it could contain bugs or be different from the original one and disturb the behaviour of other programs.
I suggest we use the same syntax as above : [date of discovery] [date of fixing] [author] : name Followed optionnally by a short description.
[2005-03-21]  [Alex] : INSTALL file to write
[2005-03-21]  [Alex] : configure script to provide
[2005-03-21]  [Alex] : problem with libxml headers ? In debian libxml2 headers are located in /usr/include/libxml2/libxml
[2005-03-30]  [Alex] : We need to give a name to this simulator. Maybe it is dyna ?
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - fix all the parameters in the sensors and sample files
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - unit rescaling
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - create all the models
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - camera sensor (with fast raytracing + memory)
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - improve ODE speed (many ideas ode documentation)
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - create the documentation
2005/04/14 - 3 - David - benchmarks
2005/04/14 - 2 - David - other @todo that are in the source files / doxygen
2005/04/14 - 2 - David - double wrappers for drawing functions
2005/04/18 - 2 - David - fix timing bug under linux (framerate not correct)
2005/04/18 - 1 - David - automatic OOBB calculation
2005/04/14 - 1 - Alex - make it easier to install (ode etc)
2005/04/14 - 1 - David - no collision between capped cylinder and cylinder! (add it)
2005/04/14 - 1 - David - frame interpolation for real time rendering
2005/04/14 - 1 - David - improve the TODO system
2005/04/14 - 1 - David - someone remove (empty?) newSimulator folder
2005/04/14 - 0 - David - use GSL for random numbers
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - basic sensors
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - basic controllers
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - material table / contact matrix
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - transform geom (to create composite objects)
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - object hierarchy
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - xml support
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - compiles perfectly on windows and linux
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - 0 global variable
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - disable collisions using collide/category bits in the XML
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - ray model
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - switching on/off objects (like lights)
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - able to disable rendering
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - material system
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - file search
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - user input with SDL
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - 3d rendering + fonts
2005/04/14 - 5 - David - noise
2005/04/18 - 4 - David - norender => shouldn't even create a window, no opengl/sdl
2005/04/14 - 4 - David - extended command line
2005/04/14 - 4 - David - timing of any important function (rendering, simulation, controls)
2005/04/14 - 4 - David - breakable joints
2005/04/14 - 4 - David - non templated list system (NodeList)
2005/04/18 - 3 - David - trimesh support (can load asc,msh,ms3d currently)
2005/04/14 - 3 - David - console allowing binds for easy debugging
2005/04/14 - 1 - David - 3d audio, now contains a define to enable/disable fmod
Meetings and reports
Report of the meeting held on friday 1st april 2005 : MISS Meeting 2005-04-01