[vtkusers] Shadow support on volume rendering
David E DeMarle
dave.demarle at kitware.com
Tue Oct 11 08:44:26 EDT 2016
Just letting you know that shadow casting volumes are available now in VTK
master and ParaView 5.2.0.rc1 thanks to new capability in OSPRay 1.1.0.
Screenshot from 2016-10-11 08-29-15.png
David E DeMarle
21 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 11:54 AM, David E DeMarle <dave.demarle at kitware.com>
> We are working toward that via Rendering/OSPRay, stay tuned.
> It will be a few months probably. First we have to expose volumes, then
> OSPRay's volumes have to support shadows.
> David E DeMarle
> Kitware, Inc.
> R&D Engineer
> 21 Corporate Drive
> Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
> Phone: 518-881-4909
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 3:59 AM, ianl <ilindsay at insigniamedical.co.uk>
>> Thanks for the quick reply - I suspected as much.
>> It was more of a case of seeing that an easy way of turning shadows on was
>> available and of trying it out to see what it looked like to determine
>> whether it was something we could offer our customers as an option (and it
>> looks good at shows!).
>> I take your point that it probably makes the visualisation more 'busy' and
>> may hide areas in shade that would otherwise be seen. I was interested in
>> whether a subtle shadow made depth perception a bit easier.
>> From a quick google, examples of renders of medical data with shadows on
>> few and far between. This is a fairly nice example:
>> http://medvis.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/example_03.png . This may
>> be due to quite a lot of them being based on VTK though!
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