Welcome to my World

Hi and welcome to my world!

This is my new blog, where I intend to chat about graphics. More specifically, the challenges of creating a new graphics product that can be used to automatically generate 3D models of rooms - the output of which is aimed at the graphics professional. I already have some experience at this, having written a tool I use myself to generate 3D models that look great - but it's now time for some improvements and to make it more useable. Join me for the ride, if you're interested.

In this blog, I'll post some thoughts about graphics, software and usability and hopefully a few tasters and screenshots of what 'RoomBuilder2' can do. Perhaps I need a more catchy name, but so many are already taken ...

Ok let's call it Xyecco.

Thanks,

Max

Comments

Steven said…
Hi, Interested in your work. Do you mind if I ask you some questions?

Thanks

Steven Davies
Max said…
No that's fine. Sorry, it's been a while since I've been around here.

Max
Steven said…
Hi, Max thanx, I am interested in doing similar to what you have done with your room builder. Are you doing this in C#? Also I see you mentioned WPF. Or is this straight DirectX programming.

I am looking for the path of least resistance :) the easiest method.

I have been working in the 3D world for about 16 years but need to expand into graphics programming. Any help would be great.

Thanx
Steven
Max said…
Hi Steven,

I haven't touched Roombuilder in a while, mainly due to lack of time. The code is written in C# (its predecessor was C++). As I have a lot of experience in WPF I was going to write the main app in WPF/Prism, but I haven't quite got to that stage other than playing with the 3D WPF stuff that you see in the post.

Hopefully I can get back to it soon. A job change with a much shorter commute will help there (fingers crossed).

No DirectX at all.

Sorry about the delay (again).
Steven said…
Hi, Max, that's ok. we are all busy this time of year and always. I drive some 1.5 to 2 hours to work each way, no work in my field where I live.

So Do you believe that WPF can handle what you are doing or will it be a combination of say wpf and directx or enev slimdx?

I move of a .net developer on the VB side and C# is newer to me as is graphics. But Here (in canada) we have a full application in mind but trying to find the skills is a bit more difficult. Anyway, so I am on the learning path to make sure I understand the best technology to use.

Thanx
Steven
Anonymous said…
Hi again Steven,

From a 2D point of view I think WPF will be fine (i.e. the GUI for the plan views / projections).

In the past, my look at the 3D side of WPF has been less convincing, whether the rendering engine will be fast enough or flexible enough, I'm not sure. However, I think tackling some of the 3D issues is moving higher up the list for the WPF team, so who knows. As you suggest, there maybe alternative solutions for hosting the 3D content which work fine, but I must confess I don't know much about that.

Hope this helps and good luck.
Steven said…
Hi, Max, thanx for your input.

Was you intention to commercialize room builder?

I ask because I may be able to help with that as what you have done with room builder so far is something that I have been working on a plan for the past 2 years in concept but my development plan and functionality required would be a lot bigger.

I could share more by email, but I think your knowledge would be a great help in my plans and process.

Thanx

Steven Davies
HomeAnalyst@Rogers.com
Anonymous said…
Hi Max you still around?
Anonymous said…
Yes, I am. Haven't done any coding on it for a while. I do mean to get back to it though.
Max Palmer said…
Still here ...

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