Tuesday, August 16, 2011

the summer of busy

So far this summer is being much busier than usual.

A couple of weeks ago I attended the html 5 hack-a-thon organised by the Dublin GTUG guys. It was real fun and got to meet some very interesting people and to hack on a browser multi-user whiteboard based on WebSockets and canvas. All the projects were really good, and the effort during the two days paid off big time.

Last week we were busy working on a rails mountable engine to add feedback forms to your web during the Ruby Project nights at amworks. Only a few hours there but it's great to be able to learn and share socially out of work hours, at least from time to time!

In the meantime all is good to go for the code retreat we are organising for September the 17th. Location and sponsorship is pretty much all we needed, and we are looking forward to the day. Tickets flew in less than 3 days, so hopefully people will turn up on the day. If you are reading this, have a ticket, and know for sure that you cannot attend, please let us know cause we have a growing waiting list.

And finally, all is ready for the dublinjs meet up tonight in which Wiktor will tell us all about CoffeScript and Dom has prepared a Kata for us to go through. Great fun ahead!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Open Wonderland OurBricks module Preview 2

Another update on the OurBricks module to use within Open Wonderland. This time you can see the process end to end.

There are still a few glitches in the UI, not being very responsive, and the OurBricks API is likely to change in the near future as it is in active development, but the prototype is working now, as you can see in the video.

If you want to play with the sources you can find them in my github account.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Open Wonderland OurBricks module Preview

I've been working for the last couple of weeks in a new module that will eventually allow the loading of 3D models from the OurBricks collection directly from within Open Wonderland.

The module is in a very early stage and we are collaborating with the guys at OurBricks to get it finalised as soon as possible, but for now you can see the progress (search functionality) in the following video:

As usual, you can find the source code in my github account. Feel free to clone and change. Pull requests always welcome!

Update: Just got a couple of models imported; a bike and an aircraft, as can be seen in the following screenshot:

Models from OurBricks.com