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1 August 1990 Techniques for scientific animation
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Proceedings Volume 1259, Extracting Meaning from Complex Data: Processing, Display, Interaction; (1990)
Event: Electronic Imaging: Advanced Devices and Systems, 1990, Santa Clara, CA, United States
We have found three techniques useful for understanding a sequence of two-dimensional simulation results or a static three-dimensional image. An animated sequence of color-level plots often isolates phenomena that are difficult to find in static contour plots; a scheme for selecting equi-spaced colors is presented. Sound can be used to augment animated color-level plots with the values of scalar parameters. When viewing two- and three-dimensional objects, the viewer's perspective can be effectively chosen by 'flying' around an object like a helicopter. These methods have been used for displaying the results of semiconductor simulations.
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William M. Coughran Jr. and Eric Grosse "Techniques for scientific animation", Proc. SPIE 1259, Extracting Meaning from Complex Data: Processing, Display, Interaction, (1 August 1990);

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