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The 3D widgets for exploratory scientific visualizationComputational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques are used to simulate flows of fluids like air or water around such objects as airplanes and automobiles. These techniques usually generate very large amounts of numerical data which are difficult to understand without using graphical scientific visualization techniques. There are a number of commercial scientific visualization applications available today which allow scientists to control visualization tools via textual and/or 2D user interfaces. However, these user interfaces are often difficult to use. We believe that 3D direct-manipulation techniques for interactively controlling visualization tools will provide opportunities for powerful and useful interfaces with which scientists can more effectively explore their datasets. A few systems have been developed which use these techniques. In this paper, we will present a variety of 3D interaction techniques for manipulating parameters of visualization tools used to explore CFD datasets, and discuss in detail various techniques for positioning tools in a 3D scene.
Document ID
19950019448
Document Type
Other
Authors
Herndon, Kenneth P. (Brown Univ. Providence, RI, United States)
Meyer, Tom (Brown Univ. Providence, RI, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 20, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Three-Dimensional User Interfaces for Scientific Visualization
Subject Category
FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: ARPA ORDER 8225
CONTRACT_GRANT: N00014-91-J-4052
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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