1. We (obviously) will remain with MESA/OpenGL, within a framework of X-graphics so the real question was choice of Graphical User Interface (GUI). The technical work on the routines has been done by Adham Hashibon and Geri Wagner. They selected the Qt toolkit to prepare the GUI, which is also the basis for the KDE desktop. (This system also works on advanced windows systems.)

  2. The MESA/OpenGL part is similar to our old routines, but the interface is a whole lot friendlier, and extends the interactive updating possibilities.

  3. The AViz homepage at http://phycomp.technion.ac.il/~aviz contains examples, sample datafiles and downloadable installation files (including rpm format for Linux Redhat 7 and source tar files for general UNIX) and a manual. There is the possibility of using accelerated graphics if it is there. There are versions both for interactive viewing and post production visualization from datafiles.

  4. Sources and instructions are freely avaliable, under a GNU General Public License.

Copyright, AViz AtomicVizualization, (C) 2001 Computational Physics Group, Israel Institute of Technology Technion, 32000 Haifa Israel, Geri Wagner, Adham Hashibon

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