Lecture: Scientific Visualization @ B-IT


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  • Dates: Thu. 16:00-18:30, Seminar room 2.1, B-IT building
  • Curriculum: B-IT Master Media Informatics
  • Diploma Area: B



Scientific Visualization deals with all aspects that are connected with the visual representation of (huge) data sets from scientific experiments or simulations in order to achieve a deeper understanding or a simpler represenation of complex phenomena.

This lecture introduces the main concepts of scientific visualization. Based on the visualization pipeline and the classification of mapping methodes, visualization algorithms and data structures for various kinds of applications and scenarios will be presented. Among the topics of this lecture are: usage of color in scientific visualization, huge geometric models (such as terrain models, finite element models from car industry), cartesian 3D scalar fields (such as medical CT-data), unstructured 3D vector fields (e.g., from computational fluid dynamics), tensor fields and information visualization (such as tables or graphs). By solving programming exercises the students will gain practical experience in visualisation.


Assignment Sheets

Exercise 1: Basics
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 398 KB)
Exercise 2: Triangulation and Filtering
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 175 KB)
Exercise 3: Contour Lines and Interpolation
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 0.9 MB)
Exercise 4: Glyphs, Iso-Surfaces, and Dimensionality Reduction
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 640 KB)
Exercise 5: Volume Rendering and Streamlines
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 306 KB)

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