Dear guys,

Recently I reinstalled my ubuntu system 11.04 and player 3.0.2 / Stage 3.2.2.
When I ran player with 8 robots and 20 entities, e.g. defined entities with importing an image like this:
define orange model
(
    bitmap "bitmaps/rink.png"
    size [0.4 0.4 1]
    color "yellow"
)

the Stage runs very slowly, about 0.3 of simulation speed, even when the robots sit there and did nothing.
Do you guys know why is that?

When I change the model definition to be defined with block function,  Stage runs on normal speed. 

define carton model
(
    # a carton is retangular
    # so make a square shape and use size[]
    block
    (
        points 4
        point[0] [1 0]
        point[1] [1 1]
        point[2] [0 1]
        point[3] [0 0]
        z [0 1]
    )
    # average litre carton size is ~ 20cm x 10cm x 5cm ish
    size [0.6 0.6 0.6]
    color "DarkBlue"
) 


 But when I connect the robots to my python client code, my client code (it is in vizard software, which is a virtual environment toolkit running python code) runs extremely slowly, even when the robots just sit there and do nothing.

Did I install too many packages that slow down the Stage simulation and the communication between player and client code?
Following is what I install for the player/stage dependencies:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install 

#FOR PLAYER
sudo apt-get install autotools-dev
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install cmake
sudo apt-get install cpp
sudo apt-get install libboost-thread1.42.0
sudo apt-get install libboost-thread1.42-dev
sudo apt-get install libboost-signals1.42.0
sudo apt-get install libcv2.1
sudo apt-get install libcv-dev
sudo apt-get install libhighgui2.1
sudo apt-get install libhighgui-dev
sudo apt-get install libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
sudo apt-get install libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install libgnomecanvas2-0
sudo apt-get install libgnomecanvas2-dev
sudo apt-get install libgsl0ldbl
sudo apt-get install libgsl0-dev
sudo apt-get install libjpeg62-dev
sudo apt-get install libtool
sudo apt-get install libxmu-dev
sudo apt-get install swig 


#FOR STAGE
sudo apt-get install freeglut3
sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev
sudo apt-get install libfltk1.1
sudo apt-get install libfltk1.1-dev
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install libltdl7
sudo apt-get install libltdl7-dev
sudo apt-get install libpng12-0
sudo apt-get install libpng12-0-dev 



#MISCELLANEOUS DEPENDENCIES 
sudo apt-get install libplayerc++
sudo apt-get install libplayerc++-dev
sudo apt-get install python
sudo apt-get install python-dev
sudo apt-get install ruby
sudo apt-get install ruby-dev 

#FOR OPENCV(for IMAGE PROCESSING SUPPORT)
sudo apt-get install libcvaux-dev 



sudo apt-get install cmake
sudo apt-get install cmake-curses-gui


Thanks a lot!
--
Xianshi (Matt) Xie
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Vanderbilt University
TN,USA