[Soc-2008-dev] Week 12 report

Nicholas Bishop nicholasbishop at gmail.com
Sat Aug 16 05:24:16 CEST 2008

Previous week:
* Spent a long time on the unsexy work of conversion for loading old
multires files. The final solution is a bit ugly, and probably uses
more memory than an optimal solution, but it works.
* Added a choice between Catmull-Clark and simple subdiv for multires
(same as for subsurf.)
* Removed all the code/files I could find related to the old multires.
* Added a button to delete all multires levels higher than the current one
* The usual bug fixes, including the data-loss bug I mentioned last week.

For the rest of the week, I've been working on improving interaction
with editmode. In particular, I've started implementing the interp and
swap functions for MDisps customdata, which should make editmode
operations like subdividing a face produce better results. I've
uploaded a video of this in action:
http://vimeo.com/1537071 (the quality is pretty bad, hopefully the
text helps to make clear what's going on)

Availability after GSoC:
My classes don't start for another two weeks, so I'll be able to
continue working for most of that time. After that, my time may be
limited for a while, until I settle into the new schedule.

Readiness of the project:
There are two main things I think the new multires is currently
lacking in: speed and user testing. Both of these are fixable, but I
don't want to advocate merging the tools into trunk until we have more
of both.


On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 7:36 PM, Ian Thompson <quornian at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Week 12 Report
> ==============
> This Week
> ---------
> I have been working through a list of improvements and tweaks. The find and
> replace panel is a separate floating panel and works much better. The plug ins
> are working well and common functions are centralized in the BPyTextPlugin
> module, which has also seen some improvements.
> Documentation is nearly complete, just needs posting to the wiki. The
> integration document needs a bit more work but we're nearly there.
> Next Week
> ---------
> Tomorrow I hope to get the documentation complete and online, supplimented with
> examples, screenshots, etc. I also planned to update the User Manual sections
> for the text editor but perhaps this should wait until the changes are actually
> released. I will prepare some notes for this anyway.
> If there are more tweaks to be done, I will also get them completed tomorrow.
> Sunday we will no doubt discuss integration and bring the projects to a point
> ready for merging. Sunday night/monday morning is for very last minute touches.
> Issues
> ------
> None
> Schedule
> --------
> This is it, the end of GSoC. I am however able to continue working on the
> text editor for a few more weeks, so any issues that come up can be fixed.
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