[vtk-developers] [Paraview] GPU based volume rendering in ParaView
aashish.chaudhary at kitware.com
Mon Mar 1 13:05:17 EST 2010
Yes you do need to have certain extensions. Now the mapper I have not
written myself and hence I am forwarding this email to vtk users list. I
hope that the original author would respond to it.
I will see if we can produce a better message which could list the missing
Thanks for testing it out.
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 12:56 PM, Eric E. Monson <emonson at cs.duke.edu> wrote:
> Hey Aashish,
> I've been having trouble with it, too, on my Mac (OS X 10.6.2, PV compiled
> serial x86_64 arch updated from CVS and rebuilt today, CMake 2.9.20100113).
> Are there any special hardware requirements, then? I can see the GPU Volume
> Mapper option, but when I switch over to that from the "Fixed point" mapper
> I get this error:
> In /Users/emonson/Programming/ParaView_cvs/ParaView3/VTK/VolumeRendering/vtkOpenGLGPUVolumeRayCastMapper.cxx,
> line 4110
> vtkOpenGLGPUVolumeRayCastMapper (0x12082cc00): Rendering failed because
> the following OpenGL extensions are required but not supported:
> (Just as this shows, the list of OpenGL extensions it says are required but
> not supported is empty...) My graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT.
> Eric E Monson
> Duke Visualization Technology Group
> On Mar 1, 2010, at 11:55 AM, Aashish Chaudhary wrote:
> No there is no special option required but you would have to update your
> paraview cvs copy as the code got into cvs last thursday.
> Can you update and compile again?
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Pierre-Olivier Dallaire <
> pierre-olivier.dallaire at videotron.ca> wrote:
>> Do we need to enable a special option in the CMakeCache.txt file in order
>> to get this feature ?
>> I compiled the CVS version on Mac and cannot access the GPU option for
>> volume rendering.
>> On 2010-02-26, at 10:58 AM, Aashish Chaudhary wrote:
>> I am pleased to announce that ParaView3 now has GPU based volume
>> rendering from VTKEdge. Its currently in CVS and should be able to make
>> into 3.8 release.
>> Currently it does not work in tile display mode but we are hoping to fix
>> it in near future. Any bug reports are welcome.
>> Attached is the screen shot.
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