VIs5D Gridded Data Visualization Software
Entry ID: VIS5D
Abstract: More Information: http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/vis5d.html
Vis5D is a system for interactive visualization of large 5-D gridded data sets
such as those produced by numerical weather models. One can make isosurfaces,
contour line slices, colored slices, volume renderings, etc of data in a 3-D
grid, then rotate and animate the images in real time. There's also a feature
for wind trajectory ... tracing, a way to make text anotations for publications,
support for interactive data analysis, etc.
Vis5D development has ceased at SSEC, but continues as the Vis5d+ Project on
SourceForge. http://vis5d.sourceforge.net/ This was initiated by Steven
Johnson of MIT and now includes Jim Edwards, the NCAR visualization team and
others. We will continue to serve our older versions of Vis5D but recommend
[Summary Extracted from the VIS5D Home Page]
Quality Vis5D development has ceased at SSEC, but continues as the Vis5d+ Project on
SourceForge. This was initiated by Steven Johnson of MIT and now includes Jim
Edwards, the NCAR visualization team and others. We will continue to serve our
older versions of Vis5D but recommend Vis5d+.
Use Constraints System Requirements
Vis5D 5.1, the most recent version, works with the following systems:
* Silicon Graphics workstations with IRIX 5.x or later. Multiple CPUs are
used when present.
* IBM RS/6000 workstations with AIX 3 or later. OpenGL-based 3-D hardware
* Sun workstations with SunOS 5.x or later.
* HP workstations ... with HP-UX A.09.01 or later. PEX-based 3-D hardware is
* DEC Alpha workstations with OSF/1 V1.3 or later.
* IBM PC compatibles with Linux v1.2 or later. 90MHz Pentium or faster CPU
* Windows NT running on Intel.
* OS/2 running on Intel.
* At least 32 MB of RAM is recommended in all cases.
* At least 8-bit color is needed, 24-bit color is recommended.
* On systems without 3-D hardware rendering is done in software with the
Mesa library. 3-D graphics hardware is highly recommended.
The size of your memory determines the size of data set you can visualize. You
should have two bytes of memory for each point in your data set in order to
have maximum interactivity. However, you can visualize larger data sets with
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