OUR VISUALIZATIONS - new routines
- We are a group of approx one postdoc and 4 graduate students
plus some undergraduate project students.
I insist on an interactive
which is cheap both in terms of no software costs and
requires minimal hardware support to run on each students desktop.
Since we also need 3D, efficiency at drawing large numbers of
atoms and bonds and the ability to highlight
selected configurations, there is no ready-made solution that we have
- Our older visualization routines in MESA/OpenGL reached a stage where
none of the newer libraries or compilers were compatible.
(We used the aux libraries + glui + glut for our graphics
interfaces and these were no longer supported.)
Instead of minor
modifications we decided on a new approach, based on newer software
but according to the above philosophy.
- The first stage of our new routines were presented
at David Landau's meeting last February, see slides
here. We have called our software A(tomistic) Viz(ualization) or AViz.