Immersive 4D Interactive Visualization of Large Scale Simulations
To your left and right you see a typical view of partiview. The top two rows
contain some buttons and sliders, below that is a scrolling log window
in which you will see your results. The (grey) one line window below
that is your command input window. The TAB key will always bring focus
back to the command window. The bottom window is your (flat) view into
the universe. You will recognize Orion and Sirius (the star with the
RGBWWW cross) as well as our sun (the one with just the RGB axes).
This picture was taking from a viewpoint slightly "behind" the sun.
The "jump" command will show that. The view to the right is a more
recent version of partiview where we added time animation control.
A page with example movies
shows the kind of animations you can also make with partiview.
- partiview. Manual, available in HTML,
SGML; should be dated 25-jun-2002 or later.
(see also the
LDP Author Guide for tools how to write proper SGML. You can
also download a
old snapshot of the source code,
as it stands now.
Version 0.5 released 19-mar-2001. For serious
work you probably should get our CVS release (we do have a
read-only CVS guest account).
You probably need to install some support packages for: e.g. for rh73
See manual for details on how to install them.
- The SpaceTec SpaceOrb 360 which we once
planned to use with partiview, but never did.
- Our good old
packages to make simulations.
- Some new ideas on future development (May 2002):
Here is the manybodybootstrap.csh
C-shell script that installs, via CVS, all software modules of the
- We have sent an
for the 2000 Boston
ADASS conference, Nov 12-15. The final
poster is online here too, as well as the final version of the
(or check the local version, or the
AAS #199 poster (Jan 7 2002, Washington DC)
Intro to CVS for BIMA (and for ManyBody.Org users too)
and also notably
- cvschroot allows you to edit your
CVS/Root entries recursively. Also need
cvsu. You will probably need it when the
CVS archive is transplanted.
- Also useful for CVS is a graphical diff, like tkdiff
- Some NVO links
partiview @ AMNH (yes, this is the same version as our
partiview @ NCSA (new as of Dec 2004)
Flypaths in Partiview
- AstroGRAPE, the new GRAPE
- manybody.org, our new
- AstroMD analysis and
and their ADASS-2000 poster).
PartiView's big brother.
- IAU 208
(July 10-13, 2001, Tokyo, Japan)
- Other 3D Viewers:
- 3D tools:
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