March / April 2008
The software presented here is intended to allow one to visualise, within a realtime interactive environment, the proposed site of the SKA and ASKAP projects. This includes a sense of the natural site along with the various infrastructure that may be built there. Every attempt has been made to create a faithful representation although this is limited in some cases by the lack of information. This release coincided with the "Deep Surveys of the Radio Universe with SKA Pathfinders" conference held in Perth in March-April 2008. The current model of the dish is used along with the correct 45 proposed locations.Reference information
It is recommended that you run this on a computer with a "decent" graphics card ... the better the card the better the performance and image quality.
The environment is constructed using the Unity game engine, for more information see www.unity3d.com. Unity was chosen primarily for two reasons, it's cross platform support and the ability to create applications for immersive environments (in particular, stereoscopic displays and immersive domes). The later are supported by its render to texture capability.Release #2
Joystick support added as well as a kiosk version.
Images using the latest (accepted tender) dish design (March 2009)