Weekly Check-In #7

Published: 07/19/2021

Hi everyone! My name is Bruno Messias currently I'm a Ph.D student at USP/Brazil. In this summer I'll develop new tools and features for FURY-GL Specifically, I'll focus into developing a system for collaborative visualization of large network layouts using FURY and VTK.

What did I do this week?

  • PR fury-gl/helios#16 (merged): Helios IPC network layout support for MacOs
  • PR fury-gl/helios#17 (merged): Smooth animations for IPC network layout algorithms

    Before this commit was not possible to record the positions to have a smooth animations with IPCLayout approach. See the animation bellow

    After this PR now it's possible to tell Helios to store the evolution of the network positions using the record_positions parameter. This parameter should be passed on the start method. Notice in the image bellow how this gives to us a better visualization

  • PR fury-gl/helios#13 (merged) Merged the forceatlas2 cugraph layout algorithm

Did I get stuck anywhere?

I did not get stuck this week.

What is coming up next?

Probably, I'll work more on Helios. Specifically I want to improve the memory management system. It seems that some shared memory resources are not been released when using the IPCLayout approach.