Eric Myers

Eric Myers

I am one of the Codemasters for OpenSpace. I am a physicist, currently teaching at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and I live in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Posts by Eric Myers

Getting ready for the Buildathon

Getting ready for the Buildathon

Gene: Last week I worked more on satellite rendering using TLE data, and got this working. Satellite position is a little off in some places, so I am switching to an earth-centered inertial coordinate system next to try to improve the position accuracy. Alex: Last week I was mostly busy with helping out the Buildathon
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Globe Browsing progress report

Globe Browsing progress report

Erik and Kalle: Since our last blogpost in mid July, we have implemented quite a few features, both within the globebrowsing module and the core and base module of OpenSpace. Most of the core and base module features are byproducts of the development of the OSIRIS-REx visualization, for which we were both hired an extra
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Atmosphere and Orbital Elements

Atmosphere and Orbital Elements

There’s been a whole lot of writing going on, as Alex, Erik, and Kalle all have been working on their theses. Meanwhile, there’s been some code development too: Gene: During the last week I worked on getting the correct orbital position from the Kepler ephemeris. I’ve made some changes to the code, but still troubleshooting.
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Two-Line-Element ephemeris and Build Status

Two-Line-Element ephemeris and Build Status

Gene: Last week I worked on the Mac version: build issues after merge with latest develop branch, and Jenkins Mac node. Mainly I worked on getting Two-Line-Element ephemeris to work. A feature with simulated orbiting satellites was working before a recent merge. After the merge, however, the satellites were stationary, and so I dug in
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OpenSpace NYC: Cassini & Messenger Buildathon

See Your Visualizations of NASA Missions on the Planetarium Dome! Calling all 3D Artists, Graphics Programmers & Software Developers, Astronomers & Astrophysicists: Would you like to see your own interactive space simulation running on the Hayden Planetarium dome? Come join our OpenSpace “Buildathon” and be among the first to join the OpenSpace creator community! The
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Adding documentation after ASTC

Adding documentation after ASTC

The developers have been working a lot since the last post here, but not saying much about that. We’re trying to get back in the habit of letting people know about our progress (and problems). Alex: This week has been focussed on merging the different feature branches that were used for the ASTC conference —
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