Straight into it. So far, I’ve managed to get a web server up and running and set up an environment to view the particle simulation.
So far, so good.
Some things to take note here is that this is heavily based off the Cornstar framework. However, I’ve done some modifications to the framework to make it more modular like moving classes into different files and separating Plasmation-specific functions into their own set of files. The folder structure can be seen here in PHPStorm:
The benefit of this is that I could use this framework in other project, simply by keeping it in its own repository. If I need up update any of the framework, I can submit it to the database and pull changes straight from that into other projects.
To see the difference, see the Cornstar blog entries and compare.
|4||27 August||Submit implementation plan||–|
|5||3 September||–||1. Website Foundation completed|
|7||17 September||–||2. Demo of workspace completed|
|9||1 October||Design documentation due||3. Exporter completed|
|10||8 October||Report due||4. Particle system and graphics finalized|
|11||15 October||–||5. First version launched|
|12||22 October||Test plan / QA documentation due||6. First round of user testing complete|
|13||29 October||–||7. Second version launched|
|14||5 November||–||8. Testing and testing documentation complete|
|15||12 November||Assignment submission date||9. All documentation complete|
Changes to specs
After all this I found that my time management was a bit off when the reality was: I’ll be creating a full-on 3D Navier Stokes formulated particle simulation. This was a bit silly as the final result was going to be 2D anyway, and the initial plan had changed to not include a camera in a 3D world any more. This means I may as well just do a 2D Navier stokes simulation using code from multiple places on the net.
Finding code for the simulation
After deciding that it’d be easier to do 2D fluid simulations, I went back and looked at some of the simulations that use webGL:
I’ll be looking at these in detail and determine which is best to use for my situation. Most of them were mentioned in my research journal, but only as examples.