[osg-users] Setting up VPBMaster

Chris 'Xenon' Hanson xenon at alphapixel.com
Mon Nov 2 09:20:04 PST 2009

Jacob Armstrong wrote:
> I'm picking up a project that was started by someone else who left the
> company and re-located a few weeks ago. I'm not really sure how we got
> to the point we're at, but that's what I'm stuck with, and it's too late
> to try switching things around now.

  Hmm. Well, you're going to experience some grief being on such an old release. There are
many bugs that have been fixed since 1.2, I'm sure. You will probably encounter them.
Depending on your schedule, you might strongly consider trying to compile your codebase
against a current OpenSceneGraph-2.8.2 release. We're going to be hard-pressed to help you
with issues on such an old codebase. And, you're going to have to update at SOME point.

> I work for a Flight Simulation
> Company and we're generating a Tactical Map that is 1000kmx1000km. We
> generated 1879 Bitmaps at a resolution of 2MPP, and I'm using osgdem to
> generate an .ive database to be used by our software on a Flight
> Simulator we're currently building. It's currently been running for 7
> days, and it's diving into the 11th Level, so I'm anticipating around
> 873,000 files to be generated, consuming approximately 175GB. I'm fine
> with the Disk Space as we're storing the DB (along with 4 others of
> similar sizes) on a 2TB drive.


> I was told by Robert Osfield to try using
> VPBMaster for this, but I can't get off the ground with it. He said 1879
> files was too much to feed into OSGDem. However, my former co-worker
> wrote a method that handles an ARG_FILE as input to OSGDem and feeds it
> the parameters as necessary to execute them. I believe this method is
> doing what vpbmaster would do, if I could get it running. Do you have
> any thoughts all that?

  Well, I have no idea how your co-worker was using OSGDem. Is it anyone we'd know?

  Are you trying to compile an OSGDEM/VPB release from a modern VPB code checkout, or what
version of the VPB code are you using? Your code ingredients here may be toxically immiscible.

> Thanks!
> Jake

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