ShiraPlayer 1.8.0.0

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n this version many bugs are fixed. The Shira Player is based on Qt (Digia Company) libraries. Up to 1.8.0.0 version all ShiraPlayer versions used Qt 4.6.2 .Some problems were experienced on new operation systems (like windows 8.1) and on new display cards. These problems have been fixed after upgraded to Qt 5.3. 

Below list includes all fix and development with this upgrade.

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Cosmos Planetarium

Cosmos planetarium is a state of the art, fully digital, 360° immersive multi-media theatre experience. Their 6 metre mobile planetarium can accommodate up to 40 children or 25 adults - no need for expensive transport costs as they come to you!

Now, Steven Gray from The Cosmos Planetarium is testing and using ShiraPlayer...

www.cosmosplanetarium.co.uk 

Would you like to draw on dome?
Now Shira Player has "Sky Writer" feature. With this property you can write or draw anything on dome freely. For more easy draw you can use Touch Screen display as control window.

The Shira Player 1.7.0 has published with Sky Writer function. Also some bugs are fixed and includes change about user interface.

Sample Sky Writer Feature-1.
Sample Sky Writer Feature-2

Some of ShiraPlayer users (using with fisheye or spherical mirror) wanted features that will sensitize warping projector output. For this "Fine-Tune distortion tool" is added to ShiraPlayer to gain more true warped output. This feature is also in ShiraPlayer Pro (for multi-projector system) including blend operations. 

"Fine-Tune tool" is based on texture mapping distortion operations.You can find code and information source link of texture warping and mapping below:

http://forum.openframeworks.cc/t/grid-mesh-warping/12883/5
http://www.pling.org.uk/cs/cgv.html
http://paulbourke.net/miscellaneous/lenscorrection/
http://paulbourke.net/dataformats/meshwarp/
http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/teaching/cs4/www/graphics/Web/advanced_ogl.pdf (page 9-15)
http://www.it.hiof.no/~borres/j3d/explain/texture/p-texture.html
http://w3.impa.br/~morph/cd-morph/docs/software/warprt.htm

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The ShiraPlayer for MacOSX version 1.5.1.1 is published.
This built is only for Intel 64 bit MacOSX computers.
I have tested on MacOSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.9 (Mavericks)
You can download from here.