Novel Visualization Techniques from the 2017 Visualize This Challenge

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The 2017 Visualize This! Challenge, presented by WestGrid, wrapped up in early December with three winners announced. You can watch the winning presentations at In this webinar, we will cover in some detail the visualization techniques used in these presentations.

Topics will include:
  • toy conceptual animation created entirely in ParaView, along with the use of programmable sources for rendering the repeating grass/house/roof elements in the same scene with the turbine, and forming shadows under the turbine blades
  • using Stream Tracer With Custom Source filter to animate streamlines in a stationary flow
  • using integration time contours to animate the grids of dots moving along streamlines
  • animating many properties simultaneously in a single Animation View timeline
  • colour selection for volumetric and semi-transparent plots to highlight specific regions
  • camera animations
  • using Blender game engine to let a user walk through the ParaView-created scene and toggle the visibility of the various physical components
  • coupling visualization with the SuperCollider server to produce on-the-fly audio from selected Q-criterion

All three Challenge winners will be available during the webinar to either quickly present on their techniques or answer live questions.

Who Should Attend:

  • Any researcher in any discipline interested in data visualization is invited to attend

Pre-Requisite Skills / Knowledge:

  • No prior knowledge or experience with data visualization is required. This is an information-sharing session.

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