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A programming problem

Cogitant

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For those who enjoy graphical modelling, it has been asked of me to come up with some ideas for my brother's latest software project.
What he needs is to design a detailed, dynamic program which can accurately track motion and translate precise visual data into an ipad/phone format (quadcore or so).

Not allowed to surrender details regarding what he's up to (his work = Fight Club) but what I can tell you is that it's possibly for some kind of a scanner.

"Panning and zoom are super straight forward
also dynamic mesh modification"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_cloud => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octree

Just thought some of you might be interested.
Any relevant ideas and links are greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Cognisant

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I don't understand, you're talking about motion capture but your links are about 3D modeling, does he want to do 3D scanning of an object in motion? For what purpose?
 

Cogitant

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Those are the links he provided me with.

I've just now bombarded him with some questions on Steam in order to clarify. His response:

profound: it does involve getting a single mesh of someone using a camera that moves
profound: handheld IR camera.

It sounds a little abstract, I know, but he only throws scraps of information in my direction (he expects me to understand/work out concepts from a few words). I have a clue what he might be looking at. I'll start writing up.
 

gps

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Regardless of the particular app, wouldn't it be interesting and potentially useful IF `code' could evaluated via this site ... perhaps as a front end which outsources the actual evaluation?

I've been using org-mode for years and have been spoiled by it's ability to embed various source codes within an org-mode file which is many ways is similar to a post to a vBullitin group.

Imagine having a `run' or `execute' button available to press while the cursor is hovering over a bbcode `code' block.
This would allow those with `ideas' to submit code which could be empirically tested by others in the group as a more high-level alternative to presenting mere textual descriptions.
 

Serac

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#6
Regardless of the particular app, wouldn't it be interesting and potentially useful IF `code' could evaluated via this site ... perhaps as a front end which outsources the actual evaluation?

I've been using org-mode for years and have been spoiled by it's ability to embed various source codes within an org-mode file which is many ways is similar to a post to a vBullitin group.

Imagine having a `run' or `execute' button available to press while the cursor is hovering over a bbcode `code' block.
This would allow those with `ideas' to submit code which could be empirically tested by others in the group as a more high-level alternative to presenting mere textual descriptions.
Why not just compile/run it locally?
 

gps

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Why not just compile/run it locally?
Once again ...

This would allow those with `ideas' to submit code which could be empirically tested by others in the group as a more high-level alternative to presenting mere textual descriptions.
For all or most would care it ultimately could be executed by local CPU cycles the way most `try-' implementations are via client-side javascript running in one's browser.
(EG tryScheme, tryAPL, papertLogo, etc)

For a related suchness check out reproducible research.

From an ease-of-use perspective, not everybody participating here has compilers, interpreters and such installed on whatever gadget they use to access this site; so if they could just tap on a key to join in the fun and games they could participate on equal footing with those who would take the time to copy the source code, paste it into a file, and work with it locally on a machine capable of compiling, interpreting, or whatever.
Many will AVOID the aforementioned HASSLES, but would find tapping a `run' or `try it' button a mere speed bump to be taken in stride rather than a hurdle to be leaped over.
Think about it; how many will use a search engine to perform research when a mere text string is provided as contrasted with clicking on a link?
The `run' or `try it' functionality would allow folks all the convenience of clicking on a link.

If we INTPs who have programmed and enjoy it want to facilitate our INTP brethren who don't or haven't-yet TRYING something which involves programming then how better to grease the skids and remove possibly-unnecessary obstacles?
 
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