Archive for April, 2013

Spring Quarter Week 2-3

April 25, 2013

The last few weeks Marie and I have mainly focused on completing the proposal for the School of Computing Research Symposium. We put together an outline a few weeks ago and then flushed out the full proposal last Wednesday. Once that was complete, Marie presented the proposal to the ASL meeting on this past Friday (I was unable to attend due to other obligations). She received comments from the other ASL members and made additional changes to the document. She submitted the final draft on Tuesday, the 23rd. We hope to hear back in a few weeks on whether our proposal was accepted. If so, we will begin creating a poster. In fact, we may begin creating a draft before then so that we will be ready in the event that we are accepted.

Marie has continued to create a new texture for the teeth. She is creating a full panoramic texture generated from images taken of the old teeth. This should be a lot more seamless. I believe for this new texture to work, she has to adjust the UV lines of the geometry she created so that it matches up correctly.

This Friday, Dr. Wolfe will help everyone install the new version of Paula into the animation package we are using. Everyone will be able to test it out see how the new model works.

Within the next few days I plan to do a few official tests to see how the rendering times have improved due to the changes Marie and I have made.


Spring Quarter – Week 1

April 7, 2013

Marie and I met with Dr. Wolfe on Friday. We laid the ground work for what we will be working on for the remainder of the quarter.

First up is completing the abstract for the School of Computing Research  Symposium. Marie and I will be finishing that up over the next few days. Once that is complete, we will move on to preparing a poster.

From there, we will start to do a few test runs to see how the rendering times have improved from the old models versus the new model with the updated lashes and teeth.

In a few weeks we will have a group ASL meeting where we will install the updated Paula on all of the computers so that the ASL animators will be able to use the new Paula model.