Related Projects

The Astronomical Medicine Project is only one team within a growing community of researchers using and developing astronomical 3D tools. The compilation below is a first attempt to outline this community. This list started based on the projects presented during the ADASS 2007 conference, and is thus not at all intended to be unbiased or complete.

Please contact Michelle Borkin, michelle_borkin@harvard.edu, if you have suggestions for further additions to this list.

Astronomical 3D Software Projects

3D Slicer

3D Slicer is a medical visualization tool that is presently being adopted for astronomy by the AM project. It is presently primarily taylored for the analysis of spectral FITS data cubes. Future versions will support arbitrary dimensions and input of tabulated data.

rendering: surface rendering, volume rendering, 3D markers

detailed information: our dedicated Slicer pages

GAIA 3D

GAIA is an image display and analysis tool. It provides the usual facilities of astronomical image display tools, plus the ability to query on-line (WWW) catalogues. Recent versions also feature 3D rendering.

rendering: not known

detailed information: http://star-www.dur.ac.uk/~pdraper/gaia/gaia3d/index.html

OsiriX

OsiriX is another medical visualization tool that is used by the AM project for astronomical data exploration. It is used to explore spectral data cubes.

rendering: volume rendering

detailed information: our dedicated OsiriX pages

Splotch

Splotch is a software package specifically designed for the rendering of large/huge datasets and that can run on multi-core/multi-gpus system exploiting MPI, OpenMP and CUDA. It has primarily been used for the visualization of cosmological simulations.

rendering: volume rendering

detailed information: http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/~kdolag/Splotch/

S2PLOT

S2PLOT is a three-dimensional plotting library. The S2PLOT library was written in C and can be used with C, C++ and FORTRAN programs.

rendering: surface rendering, volume rendering, 3D markers

detailed information: http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/s2plot/

TopCat

TOPCAT is an interactive graphical viewer and editor for tabular data. Its aim is to provide most of the facilities that astronomers need for analysis and manipulation of source catalogues and other tables.

rendering: 3D markers

detailed information: http://www.starlink.ac.uk/topcat/

VisIVO

VisIVO is a graphical exploration tool for Virtual Observatory data. It supports FITS data cubes and tabulated data. It is PLASTIC compatibel.

rendering: surface rendering, volume rendering, 3D markers

detailed information: http://visivo.cineca.it/

Astronomical Research Groups using 3D Visualization

COMPLETE & Astronomical Medicine Project

The COMPLETE survey of star-forming regions uses 3D visualization to explore the kinematics of 3 nearby (< 300 pc) molecular clouds. COMPLETE directly collaborates with the Astronomical Medicine Project.

RelatedProjects (last edited 2011-01-20 19:41:50 by borkin)