Virtual Reality Design Station Project

Welcome and congratulations for joining the Virtual Reality Design Station Project group! This should help get you started.

Steps to Getting Started

1. Get your Account!
So, you've just signed on to the project, you're a VR newbie. What should you do? First of all, get an account. Either Professor McMains or Professor Sequin (depending on whom your advisor is) has done this for you already, so get your information from them. Probably the first thing you'll want to do is change your passwords so that they all match. The lab is in 2114 Etcheverry, and you can use any of the computers there to do so. If you can't get into the room, get a key from across the hall -- your advisor's already way ahead of you and has already sent an email authorizing them to do this for you. It'll take a 5$ (refundable) check to get one. Also, since you're probably a CS or EECS major, you don't need a key to Etcheverry -- just use the subterranean passageway from Soda. You do have a keycard to get into Soda by now, right?

2. Configure your Account!
Now that you've changed your passwords so that they're all matching, you should be able to mount your directory onto the PCs. Do this by right clicking on 'My Computer' and selecting 'Map Network Drive' Then pick any unnamed drive letter and map '\\kingkong\your_login' for the 'Folder.' Make sure you click the 'Reconnect at logon' box and you'll be set. Also, you'll want access to the testdir directory so make a soft link to it by typing 'ln -s /home/cadml/testdir .' while in your home directory.

3. Familiarize yourself with the Workspace
The developing environment of the VR project is a blend of both Linux and Windows. This accounts for some interesting phenomena, such as prolific windows files in Linux file systems and such. Basically, the Linux system is there to host CVS and the code, and Windows is there for development. Almost everything you do will be in Windows. So let's take a look at what you've got. The Ghost SDK documentation is installed on every machine in the lab, and that will be your primary

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