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iv3d  
Simple   Scalable   Interactive

ImageVis3D is a new volume rendering program developed by the

NIH/NIGMS Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing. The main

design goals are simplicity, scalability, and interactivity.


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Overview
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ImageVis3D Mobile for the iPhone and iPad is now available from Apple iTunes App store.

ImageVis3D is a new volume rendering program developed by the NIH/NIGMS Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC). The main design goals of ImageVis3D are: simplicity, scalability, and interactivity. Simplicity is achieved with a new user interface that gives an unprecedented level of flexibility. Scalability and interactivity mean that users can interactively explore terabyte-sized data sets on hardware ranging from mobile devices to high-end graphics workstations. Finally, the open source nature as well as the strict component-by-component design allow developers not only to extend ImageVis3D itself but also reuse parts of it, such as the rendering core. This rendering core for instance is planned to replace the volume rendering subsystems in many applications at the SCI Institute and with our collaborators.

 

 

 

 

ImageVis3D is open source software that we develop to aid the research community in doing what they do best. While we do enjoy doing this, we would not be able to dream of spending nearly as much time with ImageVis3D as we do if it wasn't for your support. Direct praise for our software is one of the main criterion our funding organizations look for when deciding if they should continue funding development.

 


Acknowledgment

If you use ImageVis3D in work that leads to published research, we humbly ask that you add the following to the 'Acknowledgments' section of your paper:

 

"This project was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P41GM103545."

 

Demonstrating such effect is our foremost objective when speaking to our funding agencies. If you do not want to sign up for any of our mailing lists just for this reason, you can send a direct e-mail to Tom Fogal and he will route it appropriately.

"Verbal" (i.e. textual) praise is also useful for us, if we may quote it. If you would just like to drop us a note and say that our software is useful to you, that would be great as well. Plus it makes us feel good.

 


Citations

If you wish to cite ImageVis3D in academic work, we ask that you cite, Tuvok, an Architecture for Large Scale Volume Rendering. If your field uses BibTeX, we provide a BibTeX citation that you can use. Alternatively, if you use EndNote, we provide an EndNote file as well. For other fields, just open the BibTeX citation in a text editor (i.e., notepad on Windows, TextEdit on Mac) and copy the fields into your software manually.

 

ImageVis3D Citation: [bibtex citation] [Endnote citation]