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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 https://www.westgrid.ca/visualizethis_challenge. 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.


If you have questions or would like more information, please contact info@westgrid.ca.

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