The 6th plenary meeting took place from from 7.-9. of November. It was an intense succession of status updates, workshops, and discussions. It is a great pleasure and honor to work with top scientists and accomplished engineers. The atmosphere was despite the intensity of the meeting schedule relaxed and joyful. It felt almost like the reunion of a big family.
LUAS´presentation was well received among technical partners and end users. We got good feedback and fresh inspirations. It makes it always a pleasure to present when the topic is interesting and when tools such as the BCB work neatly.
First we thought we would attend the Blender conference only as audience, but then got invited at short notice to present our research on our simulation tool to the community . The conference was streamed live over the internet, twitter messages were cast on the theater walls in minute cycles. We admit this was all quite exciting for us. The feedback and the interest after the talk was very encouraging. Now our talk is stored on youtube.
We are excited to participate in this years Blender Conference, that takes place in Amsterdam from 23-25 of October. Unfortunately we missed the submission date for an own presentation. We will do our best to present the constraint builder script to some of the core developers there. This conference is important for our project, because there will be news and information on what direction Blender will take in the coming years. We expect, that the revision of Blenders Physics system will be one of the topics, that will be discussed.
The speakers will be announced soon, here: http://www.blender.org/conference/2015/presentations
This is hopefully the last trip this year. A little concerned about CO2-emission trail, we leave behind.
From 22nd- 23rd of September we will have an intense simulation meeting in Freiburg, Germany. The meeting is hosted by the Ernst- Mach- Institute. We are excited to present our latest script version and get feedback from other professionals. Among others we will be discussing a comprehensive building library that we will systematically submit to collapse simulations. The merging of simulation data with Wide-Area Surveillance Tools that assess structural damage based on optical or radar satellite imagery will be a topic, too.
2nd end-users workshop and plenary meeting, June 10th-12th 2015
in sunny Domaine de Valabre, Gardanne, France