Time-Based Visualization

map3d is a scientific visualization application written
to display and edit complex, three-dimensional geometric models
and scalar, time-based data associated with those models.



Map3d is a scientific visualization application developed at the CVRTI to display and edit complex, three-dimensional geometric models and the scalar data associated with those models. map3d was originally written in ANSI-C using the Graphics Library (GL) from Silicon Graphics Inc. The map3d interface provides interactive display of both geometry and data assigned to elements of that geometry. The program can read multiple surfaces, each with multiple associated potential/current data files.

HeartAndTorso2The uses of map3d are varied but include:
  • Visualization and interactive editing of geometric models constructed from line segments, triangles, and tetrahedra. The user can manually remove and edit connectivities between nodes, remove nodes, and manipulate icons that serve as visual landmarks (e.g., blood vessels, cutting planes, and site markers.)
  • Visualization of spatially sampled time signals from experiments in electrophysiology; the program offers many scaling options and color maps as well as visualization elements such as surface contours and color-coded surface rendering.
  • Simultaneous display of any number of individual time signals.
  • Interactive visualization of experimental and simulation results from multiple three-dimensional surfaces displayed either together or in separate windows.

addresses a unique niche in visualization by combining high performance interactive graphics with extensive quantitative data interrogation tools. The user can view three-dimensional time signals in modes that emphasize either the spatial or the temporal aspects of the data and move quickly back and forth between these views.

For more information, check out map3d: Interactive Scientific Visualization for Bioengineering Data.

Acknowledgement: map3d is an Open Source software project that is principally funded through the SCI Institute's NIH/NIGMS CIBC Center. Please use the following acknowledgment and send us references to any publications, presentations, or successful funding applications that make use of NIH/NIGMS CIBC software or data sets.

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

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