Commit 078cf035 authored by Breno Rilho Lemos's avatar Breno Rilho Lemos 💬

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# Project Description
This project has the purpose of generating a 3D animation of an ALICE particle collision event, inside the LHC, using data obtained from CERN's Open Data Portal, which makes ESDs - Event Summary Data files, that contain information about such events - open and available for analysis.
ESD files regarding the ALICE experiment can be found on http://opendata.cern.ch/search?page=1&size=20&experiment=ALICE, and they should be processed using the Aliroot software, as indicated by the Instructions section below
The software that makes the animation is Blender, which is free and open source. Blender's 2.79b version should be downloaded for this project, and can be found on https://www.blender.org/download/releases/2-79/
The animation making can be summarized in three basic steps:
1) Downloading of an ESD file (for example, any file on this list: http://opendata.cern.ch/record/1102);
2) Processing of ESD file using Aliroot macros (as indicated further);
3) Run code to generate Blender animation using the ESD processing results.
The code for step 3 can be found in the Blender_animation repository: https://git.cta.if.ufrgs.br/ALICE-open-data/alice-blender-animation/tree/ParticleTypes
# Sample macros for processing AliESDs from CERN Open Data Portal
## Requirements
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```bash
aliroot runAnalysis.C
```
Results will be saved on three text files: `s-esd-detail.dat`, for an event with a small number of tracks; `m-esd-detail.dat`, for an event with a medium number of tracks; `l-esd-detail.dat`, for an event with a very large number of tracks.
Results will be saved on three text files: `s-esd-detail.dat`, for an event with a 'small' number of tracks; `m-esd-detail.dat`, for an event with a medium number of tracks; `l-esd-detail.dat`, for an event with a very large number of tracks.
## Credits
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