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Basic Information for Using CrustaMars

Linux Commands

cd = change directory or go to a directory where you want your data to be stored

cd ~ = move to user's home directory

ls = list

cp = copy

mv = move

cat = sends file to standard output

logout = log out of a terminal window

Starting Crusta

For CrustaMars, change directory to one with a file called “crustaSettings.cfg” to render the globe with the right diameter for Mars. Then type:

crusta -mergeConfig <path>/mouse.cfg <topo>.globeFile

This should start Crusta in window showing your data. L button rotates, R button pans, scroll wheel zooms

Control L button adds map points Control R button is the second mapping button 1 is the main menu button

Main menu - light settings important for Gale, try 350 and 0

To open crusta Mars 1. open the terminal 2. type in cd /usr/local/bin/crusta

To zoom into Crusta, use the scroll bar on the mouse Scroll up is zoom out Scroll down is zoom in.

When using the mouse, can play with Crusta Mars as if it is a ball, with the mouse you can move around the Crusta and place it wherever you like.

To use the mouse around on crust Mars type “crusta -mergeConfig mouse.cfg” into the terminal.

To get the mapping tool (Polyline drawing tool), press Z Go to 'Transformers' → 'Crusta Surface' (to make sure it lands on the surface and not in space) Press Z (to select, DO NOT click on it with the mouse) Go to 'Crusta Tool' → 'Mapping Tool' → Polyline drawing tool (let go of Z and press X) Move the mouse to the surface and click Z to start making dots and to map out in the surface

To save the view of crusta Mars, press the right hand tool, Vrui System ⇒ View ⇒ Save View

Free-standing menu/Screen-aligned Menu These two menus are different from the tool selection menu. In order to control the lighting, mapping, layer and other settings on Crusta, (On the Tool Selection Menu) User Interface ⇒ Menu Handler ⇒ Free-standing menu or screen-aligned menu

Data Locations

In the CAVE (on caveman), the Crusta projects to load are:

/share/Projects/SumnerLabProjects/CrustaMars/Link\ to\ Mars/mars_topo_mawrth.globeFile
/share/Projects/SumnerLabProjects/CrustaMars/Link\ to\ Mars/Gale_Images.globeFile

On Dawn's iMac, the Crusta project to load are on the hard disk labeled Macintosh HD, in a folder called something like CrustaMars/GaleMapping There should be a topography folder called MarsCOMPLETE_topo.globeFile and an image folder called Gale_Images_1m.globeFile

For Dawn's iMac

Hard drive switch On Dawn's iMac, there are several hard drives, including the Macintosh HD, Snow Leopard, and Lion. We are mainly using the one called Snow Leopard for CrustaMars. To get to CrustaMars when the computer has booted off another drive, choose restart, hold down the “option” key, and choose “Snow Leopard” when given a choice of hard drives.

keckcaves/crustamars.txt · Last modified: 2012/08/02 02:39 by sumner