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Re: [comp.graphics] Geomview is available --- 3D object viewer

  • To: software@geom (Geometry Center Software Development Group)
  • Subject: Re: [comp.graphics] Geomview is available --- 3D object viewer
  • From: Ole Bj|rn Hessen <obh at ifi.uio.no>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1992 14:58:03 +0200

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 ( 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
> "software@geom.umn.edu".
> 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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