ACMD, ITL, NIST
Monday, November 13, 2023, 3:00-4:00 PM ET (1:00-2:00 PM MT)
In person at: Boulder 81-1A116 with VTC to Gaithersburg Bldg. 101 LR D
Online at: https://bluejeans.com/419684224/0300
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Abstract: ParaView is a well-established tool in the scientific visualization community, equipped with many rendering techniques, selection controls, and data format readers. Many experts already rely on ParaView to accomplish a variety of data analysis tasks. ParaView's interface to virtual reality systems has recently expanded both for consumer-facing VR systems, as well as larger CAVE-style installations (as well as mid-range systems).
The primary focus of this talk and demonstration is on the immersive visualization features of ParaView's latest releases. We will go through some basic ParaView configuration for virtual/extended reality, the basic immersive user interface, the shared-user collaborative interface (our FY22 BTF research), as well as the more advanced opportunities afforded by the Python connection to the VR capabilities.
NOTE: THIS SEMINAR WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LIVE DEMOS IN BOULDER FROM 11:00 AM MT UNTIL 12:45 PM MT. PLEASE DROP BY TO EXPERIENCE THE SYSTEM IN PERSON.
Bio: William Sherman is a Computer Scientist for the NIST High-Performance Computing and Visualization Group. He is interested in all types of immersive technology, scientific visualization methodologies, as well as the merging of the two. Prior to joining NIST, William worked on visualizations, both immersive and non-immersive for the Indiana University Advanced Visualization Lab. At the Desert Research Institute (DRI), he established the Center for Advanced Visualization, Computation, and Modelling which housed both 4-sided, and 6-sided CAVEs. At the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), he led the technical efforts of the VR lab starting in 1993. In 1994 the NCSA VR lab constructed CAVE #2 with the assistance of the EVL team at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has been working in VR for 30 years. William has also taught courses on virtual reality and scientific visualization to undergrad and graduate students for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Nevada-Reno, and Indiana University. (The VR courses used the prevailing technology of the time, from CAVE systems to Google Cardboard to HTC-Vive HMDs.) Sherman is also the co-author or editor of four books on virtual reality.
Host: Zach Grey
Note: This talk will be recorded to provide access to NIST staff and associates who could not be present to the time of the seminar. The recording will be made available in the Math channel on NISTube, which is accessible only on the NIST internal network. This recording could be released to the public through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Do not discuss or visually present any sensitive (CUI/PII/BII) material. Ensure that no inappropriate material or any minors are contained within the background of any recording. (To facilitate this, we request that cameras of attendees are muted except when asking questions.)
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