AAS 196th Meeting, June 2000
Session 52. Ground Based Instrumentations
Display, Thursday, June 8, 2000, 9:20am-4:00pm, Empire Hall South

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[52.12] NVision: A 3D Visualization Environment for N-Body Simulations

J. A. Markiel (U. Washington)

NVision: A 3D Visualization Environment for N-Body Simulations

We are developing a set of packages for 3D visualization and analysis of our numerical N-body simulations. These tools are intended to be generalizable to a wide range of related problems including cosmological, planetary dynamics, and molecular dynamics simulations. The applications and source code will be fully available to the community. To prototype this project we have adopted the Java platform with the newly released Java3D extension to take advantage of its portability, object-oriented environment, and availability of extensive documentation and class libraries. We will describe the goals and design principles of the project and demo the currently implemented features, including visualization of cosmological simulations and the simulated collision of two rubble-pile asteroids.

This research is supported by NSF grants AST99-73209 and AST99-79891.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: markiel@astro.washington.edu

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