[Bf-committers] Call for help?

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Tue Mar 22 13:18:53 CET 2005

Hi Luigi,

People developing python additions for Blender are very welcome, of  
course, but that's outside of the scope of this mailing list. :)
We have many ways for python scripters to publicize themselves.  
Advertise regularly on the python forums (like on blender.org and  
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On 21 Mar, 2005, at 14:12, Luigi Monaco wrote:

>> A couple days ago there was discussion about getting some new  
>> developers.
>> Has it already died? I think bf-blender would be helped greatly with  
>> some
>> new dev experience. I'm not part of the official bf-blender, but I  
>> could
>> join in and help on the interface code if needs be. Anyway, just a  
>> thought.
> I'll have to finish some pending jobs before I can dare to start  
> coding in c++.
> I did some c++ some 10 years ago at a beginners level. Since then I  
> did a lot
> of java and switched to python about 2 years ago. I am interested in  
> joining
> the blender dev, but still feel a bit of in an inadequate knowledge  
> level, so I
> keep quite and read. I owe a lot to the blender community. I actually  
> make a
> living with this software and just really do not want to disappoint  
> anyone, so
> I explain my actual passiveness and at the end would like give an idea  
> for the
> animation dev.
> [--passiveness due to:
> I just started a project-management tool for rendering in an  
> environment with
> multiple computers. It will cover the topic of calculating the costs  
> of a
> rendering process, allow upload and distribution of blend files to be  
> then
> taken and rendered by attached clients. The result ought to be a  
> summary which
> can be presented to the customer, in a detailed form. A lot of  
> additional -
> production relevant - goodies will be included, it will be open source  
> and have
> the same license as blender :-) For now it's PyQT [Eric3 as IDE] and  
> plain
> Python enhancing development speed and allowing to do a 'fast rewrite'  
> in c++,
> once a production state has been reached.
> [--animation dev
> Lately I had the need of doing s.th. I named an 'AnimatedExtrusion'.  
> This is
> the extrusion of a mesh along a path. This with changing of the path's  
> position
> and the originating mesh. It's alpha, has a bug with the 'curve  
> follow', but
> did the job.
> Blend file including scripts: AnimatedExtruder.py, ExternalEditor.py  
> at:
> http://blender.ocanom.com/AnimatedExtruder.011.blend.zip
> Result file [sorry for the WMF, would have to reencode from customers  
> requested
> format] at:
> http://blender.ocanom.com/maag_csc_loop_mini_high.wmv
> [script working at sec 57-64 and 73-78]
> First the script calculates a mesh which has as many vertex points as  
> the
> extrusion ist be, e.g.: extrusion 10 frames, mesh 5 vertices= 50  
> vertices. Then
> it surfaces the vertices, like an extrusion would do. After this it  
> 'simulates'
> the movement of the base object, writing it's coors as values of a  
> python list
> in a text-object. When filled, the text-object is completed with some  
> code to
> place the mesh vertices corresponding to the listvalues where every  
> list
> position is understood as a frame. Finally the created object is  
> associated
> with this text object, making it a script called on the frame-change  
> event for
> the originaly created mesh.
> I know it's far from being perfect, but it was my first python/blender
> experience and saved me some animation time. btw: I noticed s.th. that  
> could be
> a bug, the 'undo' buffer is announced to be 'overfilled' while doing  
> the
> calculation, you can cause this error to appear with an animation of  
> e.g. ~100
> and a base mesh of 5 vertices - see the given blend file. The  
> calculating is
> slow, presumably for the allocation of memory for the Text-Object  
> while writing
> the massive ammount of coor data? Writing to a file and loading this  
> didn't
> work. Trying to use some coherent functionality with socket  
> communication
> stopped when I realised that threading.Thread didn't work. Anyway, this
> functionality could be integrated somewhere near to the particle  
> system... ah
> and absolute vertex saving has no call from within python.
> I hope it's okay if I take my time to decide when, how and if I can  
> join the
> blender dev without giving any particular promise but showing sincere  
> interest.
> Greets
> Luigi
>> -- Austin
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