“NCSA Scientific Visualization 1988” by Fangmeier

  • ©Stefen Fangmeier  University of Illinois


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    NCSA Scientific Visualization 1988


Company / Institution / Agency:

  • University of Illinois


    This tape presents the aesthetic highlights of scientific visualization projects by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. NCSA, a nonprofit organization, provides access to advanced scientific computing resources and new approaches to interdisciplinary research to scientists. These visualizations (originally two to 12 minutes in length), envision large scientific databases from many research areas. Scientists use visualization both to understand their data and to communicate their findings to their peers . AIl GCI was created on Wavefront and in-house modeling and imaging software on the Sun 3/60, SGI IRIS 3130 and Raster Technologies hardware. Rendered performed on an AlliantF/X-80, images are recorded on ¾” videotape via an Abekas A62.

Additional Contributors:

    Produced by: Stefen Fangmeier
    Manager/animator: Ronnie Johnston
    Assistant: Matthew Arrott
    Senior Programmer: Michael Johnson
    Programmer: Colleen Bushell
    Art Director/Animator: Jeffery Yost
    Programmer/Animator Additional collaboration by: Michelle Mercer
    Animator: Craig Upson
    Research Scientist: Donna Cox
    Research Artist: RayIdaszak
    Visualization Research programmer

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