PV-WAVE 7.5 delivers high-level 3D interactive visualization techniques using OpenGL. Included are more than two dozen new functions that allow access to Kitware's VTK, both at a high-level for ease-of-use, and through low-level routines that facilitate the creation of more complex, specialized visualizations.
With this release, PV-WAVE will provide the high-level 3D interactive visualization techniques commonly associated with OpenGL without burdening its users with having to learn hundreds of low-level commands. The integration of VTK into PV-WAVE provided the optimum solution. PV-WAVE users are now able to produce accelerated graphics in their applications without learning a new programming paradigm or understanding the intricacies of OpenGL. The new plotting functions are very similar to the existing PV-WAVE 2D and 3D plotting functions.
This new functionality gives users all of the benefits of the Visualization Toolkit, including:
- A wide variety of visualization algorithms including scalar, vector, tensor, texture, and volumetric methods;
- Advanced modeling techniques such as isosurfaces, streamlines, implicit modeling, cutting planes, swept surfaces, hedgehogs, glyphs, texture mapping, clipping transparency, and Delaunay triangulation;
- Many imaging algorithms allowing mixing of 2D imaging, 3D graphics algorithms and data.