[osg-users] vpb on cluster example

J.P. Delport jpdelport at csir.co.za
Wed Jul 30 03:33:00 PDT 2008


sorry, I can only guess at potential problems...

I am assuming you are viewing the data with osgviewer so that I can 
discard other cases where blending might not be set up correctly.

The black portions normally indicate that something is up with the 
blending of data. E.g. sometimes the geotiffs have transparent areas 
that have to be blended with other tiles. This occurs e.g. when the 
tiles are not square. Since the dted data has no colour data, I'm not 
sure what the image data will blend with.

What I would try is to use one of the BMNG tiles as a backdrop. See on 
the wiki for a link. The BMNG tile covers a wide area and would be used 
for places in the terrain where you do not supply your own higher res 
image data.


Greg Myers wrote:
> I have another question for you JP.  I have been playing with the osgdem
> tool and trying to create a terrain database with some aerial photos (
> geotiffs ).  After my database is generated using the command:
> Osgdem --geocentric --terrain -d DTED -t image.tif -l 4 -o test\test.ive
> I get something that looks about right except that the terrain around the
> image is blacked out.  More area is blacked out when I'm viewing the higher
> layers.  I'm attaching a small image so that you can see what I'm talking
> about.  If you look near the top left corner of the black area you can
> barely make out my tiny little geotiff image.  When I zoom out the black
> area becomes larger.  When I zoom in it becomes smaller but never goes
> completely away.  It seems that whichever tile ( I think that's the right
> term ) the image is located in is blacked out everywhere except where the
> image is.  Is it not possible to use images that only cover a portion of
> your terrain or am I just missing some command line arguments or something?
> Thanks
> Greg
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> Delport
> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 11:49 PM
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> Subject: Re: [osg-users] vpb on cluster example
> Hi,
> Greg Myers wrote:
>> Hi JP,
>> I'm new and I'm a little fuzzy on the versioning between VPB and OSG.
>> It looks like for the example you have provided, we need an older
>> version (2.3.6) of OSG.  Do you know if there are plans to upgrade VPB
>> to work with the latest releases of OSG or am I totally missing
>> something?
>> Thanks for any info.
>> Greg
> sorry, I should have made the versions I used more explicit. For the 
> example I used OSG and VPB from svn around June.
> osgversion says 2.5.1.
> svn info gives:
> Revision: 8413 for OSG
> and
> Revision: 914 for VPB
> I'll add the info to the example page.
> regards
> jp
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