Alexander Bock

Alexander Bock

Code Master, Lead Developer, Webmaster PhD Student at Linköping University with two professional [1], [2] and a personal webpage.

Posts by Alexander Bock

New Prerelease of OpenSpace for ASTC

New Prerelease of OpenSpace for ASTC

We just published a new prerelease of OpenSpace (prerelease-15) for the ASTC conference that just finished in San Jose. This release includes a large set of changes, the biggest of which is the initial implementation of a fully volumetric atmosphere around Earth and Mars, the complete integration of the American Museum of Natural History’s Digital
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The American Museum of Natural History is hiring!

The American Museum of Natural History is hiring!

We are currently looking to fill the position of an Integration Engineer for OpenSpace. Part of the work is making sure that the software is working well with our planetarium partners so that they can produce live shows and content, supporting the backend technical development of the software with an aim towards the Hayden planetarium,
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Mars as Never Seen Before

Mars as Never Seen Before

Tonight, Monday the 5th of June, at 1900 EST there will be a stream of the American Museum of Natural History’s live presentation showing unseen details about Mars as recorded from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Context and HiRISE cameras. Some information: American Museum of Natural Historyhttp://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/hayden-planetarium-programs/hayden-special-event-mars-as-never-seen-before

ISI user meeting at AMNH

ISI user meeting at AMNH

Alex: All of this week was focussed on preparing work for the OpenSpace ISI user meeting happening at AMNH in New York. These fixes consist of cleaning scene files, reenabling the unit tests, preparing a Juno presentation, and other various fixes. Eric: These past few weeks I’ve been working on building OpenSpace on my Mac,
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2016-07-04

2016-07-04

Alex: This week was mostly focussed on preparing a presentation at Almedalen, an open Swedish event where almost all politicians are present and listen to novel ideas shaping the future of the country. Here is to hoping that everything is going well! Kalle & Erik: This week has been spent on the issue of solving
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2016-06-27

2016-06-27

Alex: This week was focussed on presenting OpenSpace at the International Planetarium Society conference in Warsaw, showing off the combined work by the team. It was a great success and we had many useful discussions about future collaborations. Michael & Sebastian: Our work on the iSWA integration is getting closer to its end, and we
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2016-06-20

2016-06-20

Alex: This week was focussed on preparing for the IPS conference in Warsaw, in which we are going to have a 1h presentation to talk about OpenSpace. The bulk of the work was to integrate Emil’s, Michael&Sebastian’s, and Erik&Kalle’s work into a single branch and getting it all working together. Also, Matthew and Gene were
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2016-06-13

2016-06-13

Alex: This week was dominated by the EuroVis conference, which went exceptionally well. The keynote was a full success and is available online (https://vimeo.com/groups/383543/videos/169967499). In the code, I implemented a more fine-grained method to record performance data for individual methods in preparation for the upcoming sprint to focus on improving the performance of our various
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2016-06-06

2016-06-06

Alex: Ramping up for next week’s keynote presentation at EuroVis in Groningen and the following big presentation at IPS, I was fixing the small issues that have been left lying around so far. The 67P model now doesn’t disappear anymore during projections, it is easier to switch between high and low resolution textures for the
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2016-05-30

2016-05-30

Alex: This week was rather slow due to a visit to the SIGARD conference. However, I managed (with some help) to integrate the height map into Pluto and Charon. So now we can fly across the surface more realistically. Kalle & Erik: We can now deal with sparse datasets. When a tile is unavailable due
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