From: Sandro Canavezzi de Abreu (
Date: Mon Nov 17 2008 - 11:44:29 CST

hi Axel,
thanks a lot for you reply.
I had a quick look into Shaw's work and is really impressive.
In my case, I am really in the beginning of my project, even trying to check
if itīs possible in technical terms.
What I have so far is just a patch where I can load obj. models (with
textures, materials, etc) and navigate into it using wiimote and nunchuk. I
can control in real time the texture, materials, light, distortion (using
shaders), etc. But this is working with small modells. I would like to try
it with more complexes modells (like molecules chains, etc).
Huge equipments resources (like clusters) are not available for me now.
But I will contact Shaw and have a chat about possible collaborations.


sandro canavezzi

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Axel Kohlmeyer <
> wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Nov 2008, Sandro Canavezzi de Abreu wrote:
> hi sandro (and cc),
> this does not solve your immediate problem, but the following
> paragraph in your mail caught my attention.
> SCA> Anyways, now for me would be important to grasp the model: I have a
> patch
> SCA> that I made where you can navigate thru a object using the wiimote
> (the
> SCA> remote control from NINTENDO) and I would like to use it to navigate
> thru
> SCA> the VMD model.
> please note, that shawn brown from the PSC is working on a
> cross-platform version of wiimote control of VMD. it may be
> useful to hook up with shawn, so that duplication of efforts
> is minimized and a most generic implementation is done.
> cheers,
> axel.
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Sandro Canavezzi de Abreu