Visualization site updates

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg60939] Visualization site updates*From*: Jeff Bryant <jeffb at wolfram.com>*Date*: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 01:25:04 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I've begun adding some new functionality to my visualization site. A few people have requested the ability to be able to interact with the 3D graphics in real-time. I decided to try using LiveGraphics3D by Martin Krauss on several of my examples. Some of the examples are not appropriate for real-time interaction as the render time was too long. I picked a few of my 3D visualizations that were more reasonable. For those examples that are interactive, they are often rendered at lower resolutions to keep loading time down. I'd would be interested in hearing your thoughts on whether this is useful where appropriate. Here are the examples I currently have: http://members.wri.com/jeffb/visualization/3dsurf-interact.shtml http://members.wri.com/jeffb/visualization/potentials-interact.shtml http://members.wri.com/jeffb/visualization/galaxies-interact.shtml http://members.wri.com/jeffb/visualization/quake3d-interact.shtml http://members.wri.com/jeffb/visualization/algebraic-interact.shtml http://members.wri.com/jeffb/visualization/prehistoric-interact.shtml I have also added a new visualization (non-interactive) that uses Mathematica to visualize molecular structures in the protein data bank format. This particular animation shows an insulin molecule with 14,940 atoms in it. To keep the render time down, I used 3D points instead of spheres which unfortunately means no lighting effects: http://members.wri.com/jeffb/visualization/molecule.shtml -Jeff