This is the fourth time Ogre took part in Google’s generous initiative. This year we had two great students as our interns.
Zi ‘omniter’ Ye – Zi has been using Ogre for a long time and this is his first project with Summer Of Code. Zi selected to improve the way Ogre looks to newcomers by rewriting our sample infrastructure. He created a whole new look and feel to the demo application. He transformed about 20 single demos with different special keys and GUI to a single beautiful application. Zi wrote a new special tray system for the sample interface and rewrote some of the samples to give them a fresh look.
Noam ‘noman’ Gat – Noam has been a member of our growing community for a few years and this is the second year in a row Noam did a project. This time Noam took upon himself to upgrade our compositor system infrastructure. The results are very impressive and will allow Ogre users to easily create complex compositors effects, allowing clearer and simpler code and scripts. To demonstrate the benefits of his work he created a new “deferred shading” sample that uses his new code.
Both students did an excellent job and we are proud to have them as part of our community.
The projects are going to be merged into the Ogre trunk and they are going to be released as part of Ogre next version (1.7) in a few months.
Congratulations to all the students and mentors that took part – and thanks!