Menu Strip in VTK Designer

Highly inspired by Microsoft Office, I created a very simple menu widget for VTK Designer and called it “Menu Strip”. No, it is not similar to ribbon, although it is inspired by it.

I am getting mixed feedback from friends, users and colleagues about it. Lots of work left before it can be called polished.

Hardware Arrives !

Twenty three days and a couple of thousand dollars later, the hardware device arrives :).

Anyways, I have to clear some more hurdles before which I can actually begin to use it.

a) I need a 15A switch and not the 5A switch that I have in the office at the moment :(. So I will have to ask our electrician to come do some magic here. This might take atleast a week considering that I am going out on a long vacation starting this weekend.

b) I am not sure if they have a device driver and SDK that works on Windows Vista. If they dont then I am in big trouble !. Or I would have to get RHEL4 installed on my computer to make use of the device.

Once the above minor hurdles have passed, I need to make sure that we are on schedule in delivering what we have to deliver on the basis of this hardware. Lets see.. hope for the best !

Marble in VTK Designer 2

Well, I have gotten a little somewhere with Marble 🙂 I must say Marble is written exceptionally well. Khudos to the guys that wrote it.

Before I go further, here is a screenshot of Marble widget and navigator in VTK Designer 2.

And I want to go from here to a more fancy avatar than what is shown down here.

I am trying to fetch the key data elements from Marble and see how I can visualize them in 3D using VTK Designer 2. Hope for the best.

Now back to coding 🙂

KDE4: Marble.. wow.. Marble.. wow

I read about KDE 4 Beta 1 release yesterday and noticed the enticing Marble. A Google SOC project which I am sure will have a huge adoption in the open source world. I encourage you to download and use Marble, It compiles with Qt 4.3, you dont necessarily have to have KDE 4 running on your system.

http://edu.kde.org/marble/obtain.php

Like most selfish people on the planet, the first thing I did was to locate my own place in Marble. I looked for namma Bengalooru in Marble and I did find it. Yay!! 🙂

I am trying to see if I can package a component to use Marble within VTK Designer.

Am trying to see how I can use Marble for this purpose. Hopefully I can figure something out this weekend. Loads of action, fun and satisfaction this weekend I hope 🙂