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Globe Simulator - LED Globe Simulation Software

Create and Convert Images to RGB Globe Format and 3D Preview

To create and to convert images into our special data format we wrote a small java program called GlobeSimulator. With this simulation program you can draw your own pictures or load images from file and convert them with adjustable color depth. You can also preview the globe in a 3D animation. The program is designed for our special needs but maybe you find it useful for your own project.

 

 

Download and Instructions

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Latest version: GlobeSimuator 0.5

 

Instructions

Download the latest version of GlobeSimulator and extract the content. To preview the globe in a 3D animation we use java3d technology (j3d 1.5.2) that unfortunately is not part of the standard java api. To get it run you need to download the appropriate (OS specific; win: libj3dcore-ogl.dll, linux: libj3dcore-ogl.so) library from http://java3d.java.net/binary-builds.html. Extract the content and place the shared library into the extracted GlobeSimulator directory. The jar files don't need to be copied since they are already located in the GlobeSimulator /lib subdirectory.

To start the simulation run the GlobeSimulator.jar file (java -Djava.library.path=. -jar GlobeSimulator.jar). I hope it will work for you. We successfully tested it under Win7 64bit and Linux 32 and 64bit but can't get it run for Mac OS.

 

Update (July 2012): Unfortunately it seems that I cannot run the program (the 3D part) under Windows (Win7 32bit) with the description given above. Maybe I did something wrong in the rush I occupied a Windows machine (I don't have one - thanks god). The only, and quite simple solution, was to install j3d from the link given above and not only to extract the libraries into the GlobeSimulator folder and to point the java library path to it. To be honest I don't know why it works now and not with the solution from above. If you can give a hint or if you can tell me what you have done to get it run please drop me a line (comments below or contact form).

 

If you have further problems running the program or suggestions don't hesitate to contact us or leave a comment below!

 


 

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0 # Steven 2014-07-02 19:42
Hi Thomas . We are going to make a globe with 100 LEDs . Can you tell me, please, how can I adopt your GlobeSim software to make pictures and codes for 100 LED ? Is the source code of GlobeSim available ? Thanks .
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0 # alex 2014-05-12 14:05
hola SL me gusta mucho su proyecto me gustaría saber en que programa hicieron el código
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0 # MIPU 2014-04-20 20:20
Hi SL :-)
This is your problem
Update (July 2012): Unfortunately it seems that I cannot run the program (the 3D part) under Windows (Win7 32bit) with the description given above.

First you download j3d-1_5_2-XXX.z ip(here window 32bit)
Next you unzip that file
Continue you open and copy all file in this path "j3d-1_5_2-wind ows-i586\j3d-1_ 5_2-windows-i58 6\j3d\lib\ext" and
paste to this path
GlobeSim_v0.5\lib
After you delete 3 file: j3dcore-1.5.2+d fsg.jar, j3dutils-1.5.2+ dfsg.jar, vecmath-1.5.2.jar
And step by step you rename 3 file copied as 3 file deleted

Ok...Finish ;-)
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0 # MIPU 2014-04-16 17:08
Hi everybody^^
Download and Instructions
Run Glove Simulator ?(Window)

First you need JRE http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

To get it run you need to download the appropriate (OS specific; win: libj3dcore-ogl. dll, linux: libj3dcore-ogl. so) library from http://java3d.java.net/binary-builds.html. Extract the content and place the shared library into the extracted GlobeSimulator directory. The jar files don't need to be copied since they are already located in the GlobeSimulator /lib subdirectory.

Open CMD: cd path-folderGlobeSimulor
After copy & paste java -Djava.library. path=. -jar GlobeSimulator. jar
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0 # kevin 2014-03-08 04:51
I have some questions
1. ¿How the matrix configure?
2. How do you set the matrix?
3. ¿What programming languages ​​recognized by the program globe simulator?

thank you
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0 # Patrice 2013-12-13 20:43
Hello I am very interested in your project. Can you send me the parts list and wiring? Cordially Patrice.farcy @ gmail.com
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0 # Thomas 2401 2013-12-13 18:49
Hi hallo ich sehe zwar das ihr schon oft genug damit bombardiert wurdet aber ich bekomm den 3dView nich zum laufen könnt ihr mir die anleitung für das java teil mal übersetzen?

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0 # masoud 2013-12-13 12:12
hello , i can't extract this file! :o y unexpected end of archive WinRAR say, plz help me :cry:
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0 # BALTA 2013-10-10 16:02
HELLO, I HAVE A PROBLEM, I CAN NOT INSTALL ALL OTHER PROGRAMS JAVA SLOS J3D, I WOULD LIKE TO HELP ME WITH THAT, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW TO INSTALL JAVA 1.5.2 J3D
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+1 # Gia Minh 2013-10-07 04:43
Hi, I tried to follow instruction above but it doesnt work when I build it in 3D view. My OS is Win7-64 bit.
Perhaps my English is not so good and I did the wrong thing when extracting or downloading the lib from Java.
Could you please add some images step-by-step for all.
Thank you.
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0 # Javern 2013-09-14 06:19
Hi,

First of all, this is really a AWESOME POV project that I've ever see. :lol:

I'm also building POV display for my final year project. But I'm using PIC instead of ATMEGA32, and I'm writing ASM. I reckon this version of GlobeSimulator won't output a asm compatible data format? :-?

I'm thinking if there is possible to share with me the source of the java source code, so that I can modify from there for my need?

my email add:
:-)
Thanks in advance.
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0 # Sojue 2013-08-30 01:46
¿Para poder instalar el GlobeSimulator 0.5? hay que instalar el LabView
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0 # federico 2013-06-12 00:18
hola me intereso su proyecto y lo estoy armando para el colegio voy a quinto año de una escuela técnica de argentina mi duda es con que dispositivo lo programa de ya mis agradecimiento y espero su respuesta
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0 # MARIANO 2013-10-21 17:40
FEDERICO! AL FIN UN ARGENTINO EN ESTA PAGINA! DISCULPA QUE TE MOLESTE, CALCULO QUE POR HABER PREGUNTADO ESTO YA TIENES ECHAS LAS PLACAS, TENDRAS ALGUN ESQUEMATICO DE LAS PLACAS? YA QUE EN LOS QUE ACA MUESTRA NO EXPRESA EL VALOR DE LOS CAPACITORES Y OTROS COMPONENTES, DESDE YA MUCHAS GRACIAS.. MI MAIL ES
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0 # Andy 2013-06-07 15:35
Hi, Fantastic project!
I intend building your Globe, and have been looking at the GlobeSim software. I can see how it should work, but if I load the default SL Logo, then save the Matrix file, the matrix only consists of arrays of '1's, i.e. B11111111,B1111 1111 etc.
If I edit the file and throw in a few'0's before saving, when I reload it It's all back to '1's again.
Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
Many thanks for your help.
Andy
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+2 # nani 2013-03-26 18:06
hey !!
I'd like to thank you first for your help but I have a probleme that I followed all the instructions but it didn't work so please if you can help me...I will be thankful.
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0 # Lashwind 2013-03-15 09:07
On FileOpen archive say to me "Unexpected end of archive", may be verify
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0 # Ivan 2013-02-03 04:36
i cant figure out how to get it running no matter how many times i read this
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0 # Amin 2012-11-12 12:39
Hello Again :oops: .I didnt read above notes and i tried to download installer files for 3D Java and that solved the problem. :lol: Here are DL links . :D 32 bit:
:D 64 bit : >

:P Dont forget to replace (dot) with .
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0 # Amin 2012-11-12 12:36
Hello Again :oops: .I didnt read above notes and i tried to download installer files for 3D Java and that solved the problem. :lol: Here are DL links . :D 32 bit:
:D 64 bit : >
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0 # Amin 2012-11-12 12:18
Hi.Its a nice piece of codes ;-) and i,m trying to build a 3D Output of my world map but when i click the Start buttom nothing happens.I Have the latest Java 32/64 bit and tested it on XP and 7 but answer is the same and no 3D window Appears.Would you mind helping me with this problem. :o
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0 # RobG 2012-10-26 04:14
Awesome, thanks for sharing your software. BTW, it works on Mac OS 10.6.8 with Java 1.6
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0 # Thomas 2012-10-26 13:25
Great, did you need to install something special on your Mac?
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0 # nazeef 2012-10-20 19:11
hi sir give me some information of electronics project my id is () plz sir
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0 # Thomas 2012-10-21 19:50
Hi Nazeef,

sorry, I don't get what you want. Please give some more details.
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0 # Stephen 2012-10-19 10:39
I was going to use this on my current 64 LED globe, the only problem is I used Common Anode leds. Any way to change the program to output for anode instead of cathode leds?
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0 # Thomas 2012-10-20 12:48
Hi Stephen,

mhh - personally I would not change the data format the simulation is generating but the firmware!
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0 # Stephen 2012-10-20 22:12
Wouldn't having to reverse the bits in the code while its running slow it down some?

Or is there some easy way to change them?
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0 # Thomas 2012-10-21 19:49
Hi Stephen,

to be more precise: I would write two versions of the firmware, one for CA and one for CC. The Data Input Format (what's generated e.g. by the Simulation) is in both cases the same and easy to read/understand -> A '0'('1') on the appropriate position (color or led and sector) means that the LED is off (on) and not what the output pin at the shift-register should be (low or high).
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0 # ing kaos 2012-08-13 21:55
hola saludos,tienen un gran trabajo felicidades,... mi pregunta es como abrir el simulador,ya descargue todo lo que sugieren pero no lo puedo abrirlo, o no se, si se tenga que abrir desde java...gracias saludos les agradezco su ayuda
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0 # Thomas 2012-08-14 07:13
Can you please describe (in English please) your problem in more detail. What have you done exactly (step by step) and what does not work.
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0 # Comp Engr 2012-08-04 03:55
Hi sir's. I'll just ask how can a run the Globesimulator. jar? or as you said GlobeSimulator. jar file (java -Djava.library. path=. -jar GlobeSimulator. jar) because I can't find the file or I should use Programming language to run the Globesimulator. jar?? Help please..
I already Installed the j3d program.
Great Project.
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0 # Thomas 2012-08-08 08:28
Download the zip file GlobeSim_v0.5.z ip (link given above). Extract the file, it should creat a folder called GlobeSim_v0.5. Go into this folder. Here you can find GlobeSimulator. jar and some other files (libraries, ...) needed by the program.

Does this help?
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0 # JAIRO 2012-06-12 03:42
HI
I REALLY APRECIATE YOUR WORK IN THIS PROGRAM. I HAVE SOME PROBLEMS WITH THE 3D ROTATION I HAVE WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE TO 64 BITS, SO WHAT IS THE LIBRARY THAT I HAVE TO DOWLOAD AND WHERE I HAVE TO COPY IT.

TANKS A LOT FOR YOU ATENTION.
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0 # Thomas 2012-06-14 07:03
Hi Jairo,

thanks for your comment. Certainly I'll have to re-test it on a Windows machine. I'll let you know about what you exactly have to do.

Thomas
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0 # JAIRO 2012-06-15 18:26
Hi thomas.
I will really appreciate that. But right now can i run it on Windows XP?

TANKS A LOT FOR YOU ATTENTION.
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0 # quang kinh Viet Nam 2012-09-10 16:53
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0 # Thomas 2012-09-11 07:19
Can you please try to post in English (or German).
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0 # Gustavo 2012-05-25 13:00
wiht the information at your website, can i make a similar globe?
Do you have the layout in gerber format?
thank you
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0 # Angel 2012-04-27 17:28
Hi, i have some problems with the download link.

Thanks guys and great job :-)
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0 # Thomas 2012-04-30 06:50
Ups, thanks for the report. The link should be fixed now.
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0 # Angel 2012-04-30 16:25
Thanks
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0 # Ellen 2012-04-25 20:39
I have one question. When I Download ,,GlobeSimulato r'', then will be open winrar window. After that it's written ,,Lib'' and another ,,GlobeSimulato r'' winrar file. And when I open ,,Globe Simulator'' there are two thing ,,main'' and ,,meta-INF''. So when I open ,,lib, the are also a kinds of winrar files. And my question is about how to install this. And which should I open for installation. Please, held me.. :)))) And, thanks such kind of amazing program :))
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+2 # Thomas 2012-04-26 07:24
Hi Ellen,

just extract the content of the downloaded zip file (e.g. GlobeSim_v0.5.z ip). This should create a directory (GlobeSim_v0.5) containing all the java precompiled classes. They are grouped together and archived into so-called 'jar' (java archive) files. You may look into them but there is actually no need to extract the jar files! As I said, for running the program only extract the zip file and follow the instructions above. I'll write a more detailed one in the next days.

Hope this helps.
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