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Re: [comp.graphics] Geomview is available --- 3D object viewer
Sikkert noe dere kan bruke hvis dataene er p} et eller annet fornuftig format, kanskje ... Ole Bj|rn In article <126vs6INN3og at agate.berkeley.edu> you write: > Archive-name: auto/comp.graphics/Geomview-is-available-3D-object-viewer > > > The Geometry Center announces release 1.1 of geomview, a program for > looking at and interactively manipulating 3D objects. The current > version runs on Silicon Graphics IRIS workstations. It is available > via anonymous ftp at geom.umn.edu (220.127.116.11) in the "pub/geomview" > subdirectory. "geomview-bin.tar.Z" contains pre-compiled binaries, > documentation, and data and takes up 3 MB of disk space. The source > distribution is "geomview.tar.Z" and takes up 21 MB of disk space. To > unpack, type "uncompress < [geomview|geomview-bin].tar.Z | tar xvopf -". > > Please send all correspondence regarding this software via email to > "firstname.lastname@example.org". > > Geomview represents the current state of an ongoing effort at the > Geometry Center to provide interactive 3D graphics software which is > particularly appropriate for displaying the kinds of objects and doing > the kinds of operations of interest in mathematics research and > education. While geomview was developed as a tool for research > mathematicians, it is a general-purpose graphics system which could be > useful in many domains. It can be used to examine a static object or > as a dynamic display for a running program. An extensive command > language allows programmers to easily extend the functionality of the > basic viewer by writing external modules. Currently hyperbolic > visualization capabilities are built-in, while four-dimensional > visualization is handled through external modules. > > Geomview allows multiple independently controllable objects and > cameras. Interactive control for motion, appearances (including > lighting, shading, and materials), picking on an object, edge or > vertex level, and adding or deleting objects is provided through > direct mouse manipulation, control panels, and keyboard shortcuts. > External programs can drive desired aspects of the viewer (such as > continually loading changing geometry or controlling the motion of > certain objects) while allowing interactive control of everything > else. > > Geomview supports the following simple data types: polyhedra with > shared vertices (.off), quadrilaterals, rectangular meshes, vectors, > and Bezier surface patches of arbitrary degree including rational > patches. Object hierarchies can be constructed with lists of objects > and instances of object(s) transformed by one or many 4x4 matrices. > Arbitrary portions of changing hierarchies may be transmitted by > creating named references. > > The Geometry Center is an NSF-funded independent research group based > at the University of Minnesota. The three-fold mission of the Center > is to support and promote mathematics and computer science research; > software, animation, and tool dvelopment and production; education and > communication of mathematics at all levels. The Geometry Center's > offical name is the "National Science and Technology Research Center > for Computation and Visualization of Geometry Structures". > > The Geometry Center > University of Minnesota > 1300 S. 2nd St. > Minneapolis, MN 55454 USA
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